The Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company Show


| March/April 1974



Russell engine

Russell engine owned by Sam Osborne, New Oxford, Pennsylvania. At the controls, Lewis Clemmer, Dayton, Virginia, Frank Stoutamyer riding along at the Bridgewater Fire Company Show, Bridgewater, Virginia. Courtesy of Charles Clemmer, Dayton, Virginia 2282

Charles Clemmer

Another year has rolled around and time for a show report. On July 19, 20, 21, 1973, our Fourth Annual Lawn Party, Steam and Gas Meet was held in Bridgewater, Virginia.

In steam, the exhibitors were: Ray Mace, 'S' Peerless, Mike Williams, 10 HP Frick, Martin L. Good, 50 HP Peerless, Wilson 'Bill' Harper, 50 HP Peerless, Steve Shirkey, 15 HP Case, Gary Shifflett, 10 HP Garr Scott, Harlan Singer, 50 HP Frick, Stanley Evers, 'G' Peerless, Don and Rudolph Evers, 9 X 10 - 60 HP Frick, Sam Osborne, 60 HP Russell and 'TT' Peerless, Gilbert Purdam 'TT' Peerless, Mason Machine Shop L. Spence, 6 HP Erie Steam Shovel, Buckeye Engine, Ralph Rhodes, 8-? X 10 Frick, large portable boiler, Farquhar 82-3' flues. Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Idol, Winston-Salem, N.C. exhibited a Cretors steam engine powering a sewing machine.

In the gas tractors: Bob Burkholder, John Deere AO, Pat Burkholder, John Deere AR, Harold Burkholder, Moline Universal 9-18, Dennis Randolph, McCormick Deering 10-20, Cecil Knicely, McCormick-Deering 10-20, Bill Eckard, Farmall F-20, Dale Hallen, Farmall Regular, Norman Puffenbarger, McCormick-Deering W-12, Carl E. Rhodes, Jr., Farmall F-12, Raymond Foltz, Titan 10-20, Howard Hartman, Titan 10-20, Dan Rhodes, John Deere A, Curtis Kiser, John Deere GP, Vickie Kiser, John Deere AR, Nelson Brunk, Farmall F-14, Gene Kauffman, Oil Pull 20-35, Carlton Shickel, Oil Pull 20-40, Charles Sheffer, McCormick Deering WK-40.

We were real proud of the gas engine exhibitors as the number increased from 86 engines to 118 engines this show. A good variety of different names were on display.

Saturday, being the last day of our show, we have an Antique Car Show and Parade. We had 124 antique cars attend this show. Anyone interested in the Antique Car Show write: T. C. Craun, Jr., Mt. Crawford, Virginia 22841.

Our show in July 18, 19, 20, 1974 promises us new faces, new exhibitions at this writing. The Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company welcomes all steam and gas enthusiasts.