ROUGH and TUMBLE ENGINEERS REUNION AT KINZERS, PENNSYLVANIA

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Part of the crowd and the tread power threshing outfit at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Reunion, Kinzers, Pa.

President ROUGH & TUMBLE ENGINEERS’ HISTORICAL,
ASSOCIATION

Attendance approximately 5,000. Engines in operation and on
display: Case, Frick, Peerless, Keck Gonnerman, Port Huron, Baker,
Groton, Birdsall, Stevens, Farquhar, Westinghouse, Case Center
Crank, Garquhar Center Crank, Aultman Star, Huber, Avery Under
mounted, Scheidler, Springfield, and Gaar Scott. Twelve (12)
miniature engines, including three very fine tractions and one
locomotive.

Activities were, engine testing; threshing with flail and one
horse tread power; small hand feed steam outfit of about 1890 and
last a large complete Lancaster County baling and threshing outfit,
steam traction driven. Eats were furnished by the young people of
the Paradise Presbyterian and Mennonite churches. All food was
steam cooked. Sixteen states and Ontario, Canada, were
represented.

The officers of the association wish to take this opportunity to
thank all those who helped in any way with the large amount of work
which was necessary in preparing for and during the Reunion and to
especially thank those who brought miniature traction engines,
locomotives, balers, sawmills, etc., which display added greatly to
the interest of the Reunion. We are already laying the foundation
for a bigger and better program next year.

God calls men to pray in secret. Men call on each other to pray
in public.

Prony brake testing the steamers present was one of the big
events of the four day Threshermen’s Convention held at Joyland
Park in Wichita. The brake was built for the occasion by Harold and
Herb Ottaway. Harold is shown at the scales of the brake. A. J.
Goodban of York, Nebraska, is shown at the left.

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