R. D. 2, Belleville, Ohio
The Richland County Steam Thresher’s Club show was a
success, thanks to the cooperation of your paper and the many other
people who spent a great deal of time and effort to bring a Show of
this type to the public.
The first day was kept at a slow pace because of the heavy rains
the previous week. The heavy engines and big tractors were getting
mired at the fan and brake. With the help of other engines they
were pulled out. This made good entertainment for the spectators.
The second day went off much better as we were blessed with fair
The Rev. Mr. Dodson, our minister, started the day with a fine
talk and prayer. After this there was Prony brake testing and the
Fan made the engines do their stuff. There was wheat threshing by
handfed machines and also later style machines with self-feeders.
The wheat being plenty tough made the old machines do their
The saw mill demonstration was very good with Mr. Logan and Mr.
Moomaw at the feed lever. The Advance Rumely furnished the
The Seritoma Club of Mansfield, kept the people’s appetites
satisfied and Swiss cheese and Trail balogna was tasty.
There were 14 large steam engines and several Models including
exhibits of small engines.
The officers would like to compliment all the men and women who
helped this Reunion of ours to be a success. We would like to offer
our sincere thanks to all you people who attended the show and we
hope you will return next year and bring a friend. We will try to
improve our Reunion for 1959. Hoping to see you there.