Michigan Steam Engines and Threshers Club, Inc.

| January/February 1989

  • 20 HP Russell
    20 HP Russell owned by Bob Cappon at Michigan Steam Engines & Threshers Show in Mason, Michigan. Engine operated by Gordon Cappon.
  • 16 HP Nichols & Shepard
    16 HP Nichols & Shepard owned by Graham Sellers at the Michigan Show, operated by Bill Kennedy.
  • 20 HP Advance Rumely
    20 HP Advance Rumely owned by Lee Clark, at Michigan Show.

  • 20 HP Russell
  • 16 HP Nichols & Shepard
  • 20 HP Advance Rumely

Sec. 703 Curtis Street Mason, Michigan 48854

As we all know, another season of steam shows has come and gone. We, as a club, are now looking forward to a winter of steam meetings and planning next year's show. I wish that all shows could have enjoyed the good weather and fine crowds that we did.

We, as in most parts of the country, had dry hot weather most of the months of May, June and July. All of the grass had dried up and fire could have been a problem. We finally received a substantial rain about two weeks before our show. This and some more rain made our grounds green and eliminated most of our fear of fire.

Things got started on Friday morning with a good bunch of engines and a fair crowd. We proceeded throughout the day with lumber sawing, shingle mill in operation, threshing and plowing.

Also for the first time in four years, we had our very large crane, which runs on steam, fired up and running. We used it to put logs on the roll way of the sawmill. This machine was built for the Raymond Pile Driving Company and was used mostly for that purpose. It had a new all welded boiler put on in 1956 so we are in good shape as far as the boiler is concerned, although we still have to replace at least one tube before next year's show. We had many compliments from people as they watched this fine old machine work. It is very quiet and as smooth as silk to operate.

Our sawyer, Ken Lewis, did a fine job of operating the sawmill as always. We sawed with many different engines during the show and also tractors. I don't know how many logs there were but everything went along like clock work for all three days.


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