Secretary Treasurer, 201 North Main St. Honeoye Falls,
The third annual reunion at Wolfs-berger park of the Pioneer Gas
Engine Association, was held on Aug. 2, 3, 4 with a good attendance
despite the rainy weather. The home cooked dinners were enjoyed by
everyone and the girls sold out a couple of times.
Wally Habecker brought his Case separator and Homer Prudom fired
the the Museums 25 hp Huber t6 thresh a couple of toads of wheat
grown on the Museum grounds for the occasion. Claude Abbert
announced the events and Jim Cain did a good job of firing the 15
hp Leffel portable, supplying steam to run the many fine models
exhibited under the supervision of Clarence Stilson.
The old shingle mill from the Mendon Pioneer Museum collection
was operated by Harry L. Schoff who wore a full beard to help the
town celebrate its 150th anniversary. The mill was driven by the
old Rumley oil pull manned by Norm Steffan.
Mr. Hiller and Jake Hershey exhibited several well restored gas
engines from their large collection. Chas. Rolf brought a small gas
engine he designed and built in 1905. Al Naracong, Dave Schapp,
Chas. Beebe and Dick Wood all had their one lungers popping along
as good as new.
Mr. and Mrs. Norton of Syracuse were on hand and Mrs. Norton
played many old selections on the 1895 Waterloo parlor organ.
The Baker fan was operated by different engines. A small amount
of sawing was done this year as our regular sawyer was unable to be
present all the time.
The show created a lot of interest and when we have our fall
meeting and election of officers for 1964 plans will be made for a
larger and better show for the coming year.