| November/December 1971

835 Westwood Drive, Ballwin, Missouri 63011

The Twelfth Annual American Thresher men Agriculture Power Program Show as held at the Perry County Fairgrounds, Pinckneyville, Illinois in August, 19-22.

This was an enjoyable affair with plenty of good steam power demonstrations such as threshing events with a Case 22 in., a Harrison 28 in. separator and an old 1880 Case agitator thresher.

Steam tractors belted up to power fans, corn sheller, wood saw, a wood veneer machine and highlighted by an 18 HP Minneapolis-Moline pulling a twelve bottom 14 in. moldboard plow around a field several times.

The sweet smell of coal smoke and steam hung in the air as the big iron giants paraded auspiciously throughout the attractive and shaded park grounds. The Keck-Gonnerman engines outnumbered all other makes along with two Harrison Jumbos, an Advance-Rumely, a Baker, a Minneapolis-Moline, an old Siemer Mill engine, an old Peerless and several cleverly crafted scaled engines.

Also on display were scores of yesteryear gas and oil burning tractors and stationary engines. A giant parade of tractor engines climaxed each day's activities.