ANNUAL SHOW

The Pinckneyville

| March/April 1976

  • Keck-Gonnerman engine
    A 20% scale model [absolutely perfect] of a Keck-Gonnerman sawing 10 inch lobs. It is rated at 4-1/2 HP. Courtesy of J. F. Mermoud, 835 Westwood Drive, Ballwin, Missouri 63011.
    J. F. Mermoud
  • Keck-Gonnerman engine
    This is an old-timer checks the night-road lights on a Keck-Gonnerman.
  • Stationary engines
    This is an overview of some of the many fine stationary and tractor engines displayed. Courtesy of J. F. Mermoud, 835 Westwood Drive, Ballwin, Missouri 63011.
    J. F. Mermoud
  • Advance Rumely engine
    Some of the Association's officers standing by a perfectly restored 20 HP Advance Rumely, 1. to r. George Bahre, Secretary; Edward Jansen, President and William Douglas, First Vice-Pres. Bahre is proud of his ''baby''.
  • Threshed straw
    The freshly threshed straw attracted lots of youngsters to frolic in the shiny, slick mounts. Remember when??
  • Case engine
    This is a slick and neatly painted 20 HP Case belted to a perfect running 28 inch separator waiting for the bundle wagon of wheat to arrive.
  • Steam engines
    One of the line-ups of some real fine steam engines all fueled and with good boilers of steam.
  • Percheron horses
    This fine team of Percheron horses reminded people that they too had a big part in steam threshing; hauling water, pulling grain and bundle wagons, also coal and wood! Courtesy of J. F. Mermoud, 835 Westwood Drive, Ballwin, Missouri 63011.
    J. F. Mermoud
  • Keck-Gonnerman engine
    The unusual engine of the show; a double pulley 28 HP Keck-Gonnerman retrieved from a local sawmill.

  • Keck-Gonnerman engine
  • Keck-Gonnerman engine
  • Stationary engines
  • Advance Rumely engine
  • Threshed straw
  • Case engine
  • Steam engines
  • Percheron horses
  • Keck-Gonnerman engine

835 Westwood Drive, Ballwin, Missouri 63011.

The Pinckneyville Annual Steam Power Show took place on August 14, 15, 16 & 17 at their intriguing fairgrounds. The typical hot and muggy August weather and the higher price of automobile gas could have combined to hold down a usually large attendance. The local association and tractor owners did their spectacular parts by generously bringing their fine machines for the public to marvel. Threshing, plowing, saw-milling and belting to fans and brakes drew lots of attention. Many excellently restored steam tractors hissed, whistled and chugged about the fairgrounds. This is Keck-Gonnerman and Harrison Country, so naturally they were more abundant in participation. There were two fine 20 H.P. Advance Rumelys owned by Bill Douglas and George Bahre, association officers. The big, bold and brassy 'Noon Whistle' concert provided the crowds and the surrounding counties with familiar sounds of yesterday. Everyone enjoyed the threshing demonstrations, this always proves to be the most popular event.



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