Farm Collector

A RARE POSSESSION

279 Prospect Ave., East Aurora, New York

My father, Joseph W. Roxy, purchased this Machine in its
original from as indicated on the duplicated photograph in 1885.
Said wagon was used in various Amusement parks and drawn with a
tongue hitch from storage place to midway. I, the present owner,
inherited this equipment when still a young person. At one time, I
form as indicated on the duplicated placed same on a Model A-Ford
chassis. Many years ago, I built the present trailer under same.
Many modifications have been made to keep the equipment hardy and
movable at safe speeds on the highways.

The steam engine is operated through gear reduction power. The
originality of this beautiful equipment has not been taken away
through some modification, but more eye appeal was added as
contrast photographs will verify.

For many years, the second generation owner, S. Arthur Roxy of
East Aurora, New York as supplied his succulent product of old
fashioned seasoned in the kettle tender POPCORN and fresh roasted
peanuts. Mr. Roxy believes that his equipment is the most
photographed and the only one Double Kettle Popcorn Wagon of this
model and size left in the world. Originally, there were five of
this type and model built by the C. Creators Company of Chicago,
Illinois. Three have been reported to have fallen into the hands of
disinterested owners and were scrapped. One was destroyed in a
Chicago fire.

Mr. Roxy, the second generation owner, boasts that the late Walt
Disney at one time offered him a fabulous sum of money to gain
possession of this particular popcorn wagon for his famous Disney
Land in California.

The Roxy Family is still very much in evidence with their unique
and well preserved Steam Engine, Popcorn and Peanut Wagon. They
book the various Steam Engine Rallies and numerous events during
the summer season. For open dates it is suggested to contact Mr.
Roxy at 279 Prospect Avenue, East Aurora, New York.

EVERYTHING IN ORDER

By J. Scott Campbell, Elwood, Indiana

Thanks for the nice write-up in the May-June issue of the ALBUM
concerning the tour of the Elwood Historical Club to Scotland and
England. I am happy to announce that we have everything in order. I
mentioned in a previous letter that we had plans in the making to
attend a live steam show in England. The plans worked out well,
thanks to Mr. William Reid of Glasgow, Scotland.

On Saturday, July 1, we will be guests of the Banbury Live Steam
Show at N. Banbury, Oxon. The Traction Engine Rally is held at
Cropredy on July 1st & 2nd. According to the Chairman, J. H.
Russell esq. they expect an attendance of two or three thousand
people. We will send you a report of the show when we return.

MISCELLANEOUS AD

Roxy’s Steam Engine Style Popcorn machine, double popper
with roaster is AVAILABLE for bookings at various STEAM RALLIES and
summer carnival EVENTS. Check with us for open dates for coming
season. S. Arthur Roxy, 279 Prospect Ave., East Aurora, New
York.

  • Published on Jul 1, 1967
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