Farm Collector


R. D. # 1, Charleroi, Pa., Secretary

A really big engine, ideal weather, planned events and more than
six thousand persons combined to make this our best reunion. The
show was presented at the M. D. Fullerton farm, Burgettstown, Pa.
on September 17 and 18, and the large group who attended attested
to an attractive and entertaining exhibition.

In all probability, for the first time east of the Mississippi
River, and certainly in Pennsylvania, a 110 H.P. Case was shown in
daily operation. Sam R. Redd, Charleroi, Pa., had purchased the
engine during the past year, and had exerted every effort to have
it in splendid condition for the occasion. And he may feel well
rewarded, for he had a constant and interested audience, and
persons came for hundreds of miles to view this monstrous

Steam engine royalty paid us a welcome visit in the persons of
LeRoy and Lucille Blaker, president and secretary, respectively, of
National Threshers, Inc., Alvordton, Ohio. They commended us for
the success we have had in our few years of existence. We noticed
many prominent figures of our hobby from throughout the area.

Always popular, the old gas tractor department which already
consisted of Oil Pull, Minneapolis, IHC, Fordson, and Case,
received a welcome boost this time when Arthur Dougan brought his
IHC 10-20 Titan, Joe Hough entered his 1925 Fordson, and Nello
Mungai & Sons showed their unusual 1939 General Purpose 4-wheel
drive Massey-Harris. An early model John Deere was displayed,
driving a New Holland lime pulverizer. We were proud, indeed, of
this unusual display.

Scheduled daily events of threshing, baling, sawing, feed
grinding, shingle making, and fan demonstrations kept some activity
before the audience at all times. Lee Brothers demonstrated a
near-perfect job of clover hulling with their 19 0 0 model Birdsall
Monitor. Jr., and the old horse-powered baler fascinated hundreds
who crowded around to witness the demonstrations. Twice daily, a
parade of engines, tractors and horses was staged around the
spacious barn-vard.

In attempting to provide something for everyone, the following
added attractions were provided: antique cars and trucks. Bill
Burris’ Green Valley Boys Band. Crown Metal Products Co. steam
train, John Barny’s Civil War Mock Battle, and square dancing.
A large button with the actual picture of the 110 H.P. Case was
provided everyone who entered the gate.

Due to illness, our announcer of the past two years. R. A. (Red)
Booth. Salem. Ohio, was unable to be with us. (We miss you. Red).
In his absence, the spot was filled by Roy Fletcher and Manager
Nello Mungai. Mr. Munsrai had prepared the grounds and was in
charge of all direction of the Reunion.

The Ladies Auxiliary handled the bazaar, registrations the
Iron-Men Album subscriptions, and many other tasks that we always
heap upon them. And they came through in fine style. The rate and
parking of cars was done by the Hickory Lions Club, who use all
their revenue for worthy community projects. The Hickory chanter of
Knights of Pythias conducted two lunch rooms and the Boy Scouts
from Hickory kept everyone well supplied with cold pop.

The association is well pleased with the continued response from
the public, and plans will soon begin for another exhibition during
the coming year.

Officers are as follows. Pres Lester Lee: V-Pres. V. M. Paul:
Secretary Paul F. Crow: Treasurer Evelyn M. Crow. The following are
directors: Earl Hamilton, Nello Mungai. Dean Fullerton, Ed. Aten,
Dell Weaver. Glenn Fullerton. Dean Redd. David McDonald.

  • Published on Mar 1, 1966
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