Dynamic Duo

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The Old Steam and Gas Club’s New Holland Model SP-166 baler after restoration.
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The club’s 1908 Ohio Cultivator stationary baler after restoration.

The evolution of hay baling equipment was celebrated in a unique
display put on last summer by the Old Steam and Gas Club,
Adamsville, Ohio. The handsome display featured a 1908 Ohio
Cultivator stationary baler and a New Holland self-propelled baler,
both completely restored.

The stationary baler originally came from Bellvue, Ohio; the New
Holland from Muskingum County, Ohio. Both underwent extensive
restoration by members of the Old Steam and Gas Club, which owns
the pieces. New wood rails and carriers were made for the
stationary baler. More extensive restoration was needed for the New
Holland. Hay bales had been left in the bale chamber for 10 years
so the chamber had extensive rust damage, and several replacement
parts were needed.

Restoration of both pieces was complete in time for the 2007
summer show season. The pair was displayed at the Muskingum County
Fair in Zanesville, Ohio, and then at the Old Steam and Gas Club’s
show in September.

For more information: Zane Hittle, Dresden, Ohio; (740)

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