STUMP TOWN STEAM THRESHERS


| March/April 1974


The Stump town Steam Threshers Association held their eleventh annual show at their show grounds on Sept. 8th and 9th, 1973. The grounds are located 1-? miles west of New Athens, Ohio.

As in the years past they had twelve steam engines on display sending black smoke toward the heavens and an occasional spray of soot over the spectators. Also on display were scale models of steam engines, 125 gas engines, 12 gas and oil pull tractors, 6 threshing machines of different makes and a McCormick Grain Binder.

On both days the sawmill, Baker fans, shingle mill, threshing machines, and straw baling could be seen. Corn meal grinding, on a stone burr mill and buckwheat and whole wheat flour were also ground each day. The last three items sold both days.

The threshing was done on a Russell Thresher with boss feeder. All these things were run by Russell steam engines.



Saturday was a beautiful fall day. The flea markets, eating stands, and concessions had umbrellas up to ward off the sun's rays. The highlight of Saturday afternoon was the crowning of Mrs. Alice Saffell of Lafferty, Ohio as Queen of the 1973 show. Mr. William Humph reveille of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio was presented the Thresher man of the Year Award.

These two projects are sponsored by our ladies auxiliary. They also had a flea market, rummage sale, bake sale, and bazaar. They have a quilt raffle each year. At 4 o'clock each day there was a parade of steam engines, tractors, binders, and antique autos.














SUBSCRIBE TO FARM COLLECTOR TODAY!

Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

Save Even More Money with our SQUARE-DEAL Plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our SQUARE-DEAL automatic renewal savings plan. You'll get 12 issues of Farm Collector for only $24.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Farm Collector for just $29.95.




Facebook Pinterest YouTube

Classifieds


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265