| September/October 1954

  • Case Engine
    Ted Middleton and the little Case at the C. M. Busch Reunion.
  • C. M. Busch collection
    Part of the C. M. Busch collection.

  • Case Engine
  • C. M. Busch collection

Over 20,000 people from 21 states and Canada attended the 3-day Reunion of the Michigan Live Steam Club, held June 4, 5, and 6 on Ed. McNamara's farm in Richland, Mich. Fifteen large steam traction engines were on display and 2 trailer loads of stationary and model engines of all makes and sizes.

Other attractions were the Prony brakc, a sawmill in operation, a teeter-totter, a steam locomotive on a track, a steam car owned by Harry Waber of Kalamazoo, Mich., antique cars in fine shape owned by H. P. Phillips of Hastings, Mich., a large gun collection displayed by Mr. Vandeberg of Kalamazoo, Mich.

On demonstration was the Dynamometer belonging to the Michigan Dynamometer Association and John Huizenga of Grandville, Mich., demonstrated on this machine with his light and heavy weight pulling team of horses.

Following are names and owners of engines who took part in the show:

Ed. McNamara of Richland, and his 40 hp. Case, a 16 hp. single Nichols & Shepard and a 12 hp. Advance; Eight hp. Birdsell owned by Harry Waber of Kalamazoo; 18 hp. Keck-Gonnerman owned by Melvin Lugten of Hamilton, Mich.; 20 hp. Harrison Jumbo and 16 hp. Nichols & Shepard owned by Bob Walters of Comstock, Mich.; 20 hp. Russell and 16 hp. Port Huron owned by Geo. and Kenneth Lewis of Rives Junction, Mich.; 16 hp. Port Huron owned by Louis David of Northville, Mich.; 18 hp. Advance-Rumely owned by Ed Tyler of Augusta, Mich.; 19 hp. Port Huron of Dan Heinbeck, of Sparta, Mich.'; 65 Case of Harry Woodmansee, Dowling, Mich.; 20 hp. Advance Rumely of Ralph Woodmansee, Berford, Mich.; 20 hp. Nichols & Shepard, owned by Earl McNamara, Gobles, Mich.; Warren Hazard, Augusta, Mich., a Model Case engine and separator; Bert Stenger, Doster, a Model traction engine and sawmill; John Pugh, of Grand Junction, a Model steam locomotive; Al Vander Mear, Battle Creek, Model Steam car; John Spamen, Otsego, a steam highway locomotive ; Kenneth Stanabeck, Grand Rapids, a Case Model; Delbert Rich, Detroit, an Advance Rumley Model; Mr. Goodfellow of Grand Rapids, a Model traction engine and Merry-go-round ; Mr. Niederhiser of Three Rivers,. a steam popcorn machine in operation; Albert Joy of Granger, Ind., a Model traction engine; and The G. G. Karr Machine Shop of Streator, I11., a Model traction engine.

Good eats and square dancing were enjoyed by all.


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