SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW . .1972 SHOW REPORT of ANTIQUE ACRES, CEDAR FALLS, IOWA


| March/April 1973

  • Fred Schneider
    Pictured is Fred Schneider in the firebox of Kitten engine during the refluing of it. August 1971. Courtesy of Truman Koopman, Flanagan, Illinois 61740.
    Truman Koopman
  • Avery Undermounted
    Avery Undermounted 22 HP seen at Antique Acres Steam Engine Show every year, mostly on sawmill. Engineer, is Robert Fischels. The engine is owned by Antique Acres. Courtesy of Andrew J. Fischels, President of Antique Acres, Cedar Fall, Iowa 50613
    Andrew J. Fischels
  • Steam Engine
    18 HP Wood Brothers Steam Engine, an Iowa product. One of the lively engines at Antique Acres. Operated by Ray Fischels of Salem, New Jersey. Owned by A. J. Fischels & Sons. Courtesy of Andrew J. Fischels, President of Antique Acres, Cedar Falls, Iowa 506
    Andrew J. Fischels
  • Rumely engine
    A 1913 Rumely engine, Serial No. 6816 owned by Harold Beckom of Kokomo, Indiana and photographed at the Flora, Indiana Centennial on July 2, 1972. On November 26, 1972, this same Rumely engine was the first traction engine ever to participate in any Lafay
    Dave Chambers
  • Undermounted Avery
    Pictured is the early morning firing of Undermounted Avery, September 1971, Pontiac, Illinois. Courtesy of Truman Koopman, Flanagan, Illinois 61740.
    Truman Koopman
  • Case engine
    A 1917 Case engine, 40 HP, owned by Leonard Mann of Otterbein, Indiana. It is Serial No. 34091 and it was photographed at the Lafayette Indiana Home Hospital Fair on September 16, 1972. A lovely nameless Miss adds beauty to the picture. Courtesy of Dave C
    Dave Chambers
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
    Pennsylvania Railroad's D16-SB-4-4-0 at Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Roy R. Hartman, 2632 Parkland Drive, Suitland, Maryland 20028.
    Roy R. Hartman
  • Aultman & Taylor Engine
    Ben Markley's 6 Hp. Aultman & Taylor No. 173. Courtesy of Charlie Harrison, R. D. 1, Butler, Ohio 44822.
    Charlie Harrison
  • 110 Hp. Case Engine
    Emil J. Kudlacek's 110 Hp. Case. Left to right: Charlie Harrison and Emil J. Kudlacek. Courtesy of Charlie Harrison, R. D. 1, Butler, Ohio 44822.
    Charlie Harrison
  • 9 Hp. Stevens Engine
    Left to right: A. J. Goodban, Dan Frautschey and Edward Hubertus with a 9 Hp. Stevens. Courtesy of Charlie Harrison, R. D. 1, Butler, Ohio 44822.
    Charlie Harrison
  • William Rutledge
    Pictured by the Kitten are William Rutledge-Lowell, Indiana, Dave Rowley- Lockport, Illinois, Fred Schneider-Chenoa, Illinois, and Sterling Leach-Pontiac, Illinois. August 1971. Courtesy of Truman Koopman, Flanagan, Illinois 61740.
    Truman Koopman

  • Fred Schneider
  • Avery Undermounted
  • Steam Engine
  • Rumely engine
  • Undermounted Avery
  • Case engine
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Aultman & Taylor Engine
  • 110 Hp. Case Engine
  • 9 Hp. Stevens Engine
  • William Rutledge

Resident of Antique Acres

Once again it is time for the yearly show report of Antique Acres. As long and deserted as the winters seem to be here at the Acres, the summers prove to be just the opposite. With freezing temperatures still prevalent, the members were unable to move to their summer residence until the latter part of April. But then it was full steam ahead for five unpredictable months.

Standard procedure at the Acres each year is to make the coming show bigger and better than the last. This involves a multitude of decisions; crops, advertising, readying the sound equipment and machinery for the show, lining up the various exhibits, election of officers, and a million and one others, to say the least, that always seem to pop up each day.

The election of officers resulted with Andrew J. Fischels of Waterloo, Iowa, President, Harold Pries of Bremer, Iowa, Vice-President, and Derwood Heine of Bremer, Iowa, Secretary-Treasurer. I'm sure the members all agree that this trio did a superb job.



Mr. Fischel's first order of business was appointing various committees for farm, building and grounds, advertising, parade and PA, show ground layout, and saw mill. This was a new procedure at the Acres and they proved to be a great asset to the club.

Due to conflicting show dates in Iowa and with Labor Day being the last big weekend of the summer for people to travel out of state, it was decided to change the show dates to one week earlier. This was nothing but successful. So much so, that the show will be the same weekend next year. Those dates will be August 23, 24, 25, & 26, 1973.