REUNION REPORTS

Stumptown Steam Threshers Club, Inc.


| March/April 1971



Mrs. Emma Holmes

This is a scene taken during Church Service on Sunday Morning. Our lovely Queen, Mrs. Emma Holmes, of 67 Linden Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia, standing with her proud husband, Herbert Holmes. Picture was taken Saturday right after the crowning ceremo

R. F.D.I, Box 193,Sharon Road, Bridgeport, Ohio 43912

Our 8th Annual Reunion was one of the best and largest we have had yet. Hanna Coal Company leveled a lot of their stripped ground and that gave us some more parking area. In spite of it all, at times traffic was tied up over a mile and a half each way trying to get to our show grounds and a lot of people never did get in. Another year we will have close to 60 acres. The weather was fine this year. Cool in the mornings and real warm in the afternoon and lovely for our evening program.

Our working engines were as follows: 9 hp. Case, W. C. Dunlap, New Athens, Ohio, 20 hp. Russell, Charles Harrison, Scio, Ohio; 6 hp. Portable Russell, Francis Young, East Sparta, Ohio; 16 hp. Frick, Laurl Runnals, Lagrange, Ohio; 16 hp. Huber, Herbert Holmes, Moundsville, W. Va.; 19 hp. Baker, John McDowell, Plainfield, Ohio; 24 hp. Greyhound, William and Edgar Flowers, Adena, Ohio; 16 hp. Russell, William Humpreville, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio; 20 hp. Farquhar, Glenn Fullerton, Burget tstown, Pa.; 12 hp. Groton, Harry and Fred Rogers, Kensington, Ohio; 18 hp. Keck-Gonnerman, Oliver Sword, Dalton, Ohio; 16 hp. Russell, Raymond Laizure, Cadiz, Ohio; 15 hp. Peerless, Herbert Holmes, Moundsville, W. Va.; 20 hp. Aultman-Taylor, George Richey, Norwich, Ohio; 20 hp. Reeves, Asel A. Gabel, Bridgeport, Ohio; 20 hp. Baker, A. R. Patton, Amsterdam, Ohio; scale model Case, Thomas Hatcher and sons, New Concord, Ohio; scale model Case, Thomas Hatcher and sons, New Concord, Ohio; scale model Frick, Russell Gary Waynesburg, Pa.; scale model Frick, Gary Arnold, Marietta, Ohio; Oil Field Steam Engines, William Glowers, Adena, Ohio.

Other working machinery was Shingle Mill, John Sell, Lisbon, Ohio; large saw mill, Stumptown Club; Model Saw Mill, Thomas Hatcher and Sons, New Concord, Ohio; Stone Burr Corn Meal Grinder, Harry Rogers, Kensington, Ohio; 30 x 50 Huber Separator, James Fisher, Scio, Ohio; Champion Hand Fed Separator built in 1895, Raymond Laizure, Cadiz, Ohio; John Deere Baler, Herbert Holmes, Moundsville, W. Va.; Oliver Baler, C. W. Saffell, Belmont, Ohio; Birdsall Clover Huller, hand feed drag stacker, built in 1899, Asel A. Gabel, Bridgeport, Ohio; Horse Power Baler and Horse Power Feed Mill, Willard Lorenz, Adena, Ohio; Two teams Belgian Horses, Willard Lorenz and Wanda Downard, Adena, Ohio; Oil Pull Tractor 20-35, C. W. Saffell, Belmont, Ohio; Oil Pull Tractor 25-40 Charles Harrison, Scio, Ohio; John Deere Tractor (Lovingly called Big Bad John) Lloyd Leofler, Elm Grove, W. Va.; McCormick-Deering Tractor 15-30 and an SC Case Tractor, Edgar Flowers, Adena, Ohio; Gas Engines, Henry R. Shore and Lloyd K. Loefler, Elm Grove, W. Va.; Gas Engines, Edgar and Jom White, St. Clairsville, Ohio; Gas Engines, Antique Truck and car and numerous antique toys, Charles and Tom Absalom, Martins Ferry, Ohio; Gas Engines, James Creighton, Cambridge, Ohio; Gas Engines, Delmar Snook, Mt. Perry, Ohio; Gas Engines, Ken Burner, Salem, Ohio; Gas Engines, Henry Newton, Hartville, Ohio; A Selection of antiques including a dog power churn, washer, etc., Walter Watson, Hanoverton, Ohio; Selection of glass antiques, Herbert Xonkler, Lancaster, Ohio; Antique Clocks, Doc Saffell, Belmont, Ohio.

A Birdsall Road Wagon and a Surry with fringe on top drawn by beautiful Belgian Horses attracted a lot of attention and were in the parade both days.

Our rodent proof corn crib owned by Edgar Flowers, Adena, Ohio, was at the show so people could see how the corn was hand selected and kept for corn meal. We shelled the corn right at the show. Our stone burr corn meal machine was kept busy grinding corn meal. People stood in line to buy a bag or two of that good old fashioned corn meal.