REUNION REPORTS

The Mocksville Threshing Reunion & Engine Show

| November/December 1972

  • 22 HP Keck-Gonnerman
    Shown in Robert Lyerly's 22 HP Keck-Gonnerman at the sawmill and in the foreground is Jackie McLaughlin giving rides with the tractor and trailer 22-36 McCormick-Deering tractor. Courtesy of Gene McLaughlin, Mocksville, North Carolina 27028.
    Gene McLaughlin
  • Robert Lyerly's 22 HP Keck-Gonnerman

    Gene McLaughlin
  • 40 HP Case
    Robert Lyerly's 22 HP Keck-Gonnerman on sawmill, at top photo. Bottom is a 40 HP Case belted to a shingle mill. Courtesy of Gene McLaughlin, Mocksville, North Carolina 27028.
    Gene McLaughlin
  • Kitten traction engine
    Getting the Kitten traction engine limbered up just prior to the show. Robert Lyerly driving. Courtesy of Gene McLaughlin, Mocksville, North Carolina 27028.
    Gene McLaughlin

  • 22 HP Keck-Gonnerman
  • Robert Lyerly's 22 HP Keck-Gonnerman
  • 40 HP Case
  • Kitten traction engine

Mocksville, North Carolina 27028

The 16th annual Mocksville threshing reunion & engine show was held on July 4, 1972 on the farm of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lyerly, which is 2 miles Southwest of Mocksville on the Greenhill road.

The large crowd represented several states and included an antique car club which brought 10 nicely restored antique autos. The oldest, about a 1916 Model 'T' Ford and the newest, about a 1936 Buick. The cars were all immaculate.

There were 19 antique gas engines on display & most were nicely restored and running. These were placed under the shade trees so the 'Engineers' could 'cool it', while attending them. The engines on display were brought in by Bill Grimly of Durham, N. C, Bobby Cartner of Woodleaf, N. C, Robert Hammer of Conover, N. C, Robert Varner, of Ashboro, N. C. and Gene L. McLaughlin of Mocksville, N. C.



There were 9 kerosene and gasoline tractors on display. Bobby Cartner had a single cylinder Gibson tractor on display and Earl Seamon and an associate of his had a very nicely restored English Fordson which was running throughout most of the day.

Other exhibitors had on display 2 Fordsons, an 18-28 Hart-Parr, an 18-32 'K' model Case, a WD-40 McCormick-Deering tractor, (Diesel) a 22-36 McCormick-Deering tractor, and a 10-20 McCormick Deering tractor. All the tractors were original.



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