| November/December 1981

  • Show

  • Shingle mill
    Milton Richardson, from West Brookfield Massachusetts, with his with his shingle mill.
  • Steam boiler and engine
    Steam boiler and engine of the 1800s. Ames 1885 owned by Chet Petrosky from Belchertown.

  • Show
  • Shingle mill
  • Steam boiler and engine

Central Massachusetts Steam, Gas and Machinery Association, Inc., held its fifth annual 'Yankee Enginuity in Action' show on June 27, 28, 1981. The show was held at the Orange Airport in Orange, Massachusetts.

The weatherman cooperated and gave us an almost perfect weekend and early Friday afternoon the exhibitors started arriving. Camping facilities were available directly across from the airport and space was made available at the show for those wishing to stay with their exhibits.

Early Saturday morning the crowds began arriving and before the end of the show an estimated ten to 15 thousand people had a chance to see the displays of over two hundred exhibitors.

One lungers of all types and sizes chugged along contentedly as of old doing jobs of every description.

Antique cars were proudly displayed as were restored airplanes and homemade airplanes that were provided by the Aero Club based at Orange Airport.

Parachute jumping gave the crowd an extra thrill as did the large flea market.


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