The Steam Show At Antique Acres


| May/June 1969


309 Linden Avenue Waterloo, Iowa 50703

Antique Acres, located four and one half miles North of Cedar Falls, Iowa, on U.S. Highway 218, is a Corporation involving twenty-one (21) people owning various amounts of stock, and eighty (80) acres of land, buildings and most of the equipment. There are also many non-members that show with us.

Steam equipment at the show is owned by such people as Smolik Bros., Ed and Ray. They have a 40-140 Reeves plow engine with a 14 bottom

John Deere plow on the grounds. Also, they are exhibiting a Phoenix logging engine. At home in Osage, Iowa, they have a 110 HP Case Steamer, completely restored and a 120 HP Rumely side and center crank steamer still being restored.

They also have some antique cars of rare vintage, still to be restored.

John Sunder Meyer, has a 16-60 Reeves double simple steamer. Bill Ries of Long Beach, California, has a 80 HP Case, a real beauty. Shelby and Dean Ballinger show a 20 HP Minneapolis and 20 HP Rumely. C. J. Murphy of Council Bluff, Iowa, has a 20 HP Illinois. A 22-70 HP Avery under mounted steamer is owned by the Acres. Also a 60 HP Case steamer belonging to the Estate of the late Frank P. Schaefer.