THE STUMPTOWN STEAM THRESHERS 1984 SHOW REPORT


| March/April 1985



Route 2, Box 332 Adena, OH 43901

The Stumptown Steam threshers Reunion was again blessed with favorable weather and a good crowd in attendance for both days. The show was opened with prayer by Lester Nabb and and the playing of the National Anthem.

Daily activities began with Doc Saffell and Crew threshing oats with the wooden A &T thresher powered by his Peerless engine and straw being baled with the John Deere baler powered by Arick Conley's John Deere B. Jim Fisher, Dave Murphy, Carl Jackowski and crew took on a yard full of logs. The sawing was climaxed Sunday with a huge white oak log that was too large for the saw to reach through. The crowd enjoyed seeing this log carved up. John McDowell had his 21-75 Baker belted to the mill for most of the sawing with help from Joe Harrison's 20 H.P. Russell.

An entertaining exhibit was put on by Ray Covault with his scale model Greyhound and Gary Arnold with his scale engines, sawmill and baler. Children received a free ride on the Arnold Family's Park Steam locomotive on a 30 x 80 oval track with Criss Arnold in charge. A great effort was put forward by the Arnold family hauling and setting up this display.

Fred Rogers, Edgar Flowers and crew were busy shelling corn and grinding cornmeal. A Galloway gas engine powered the sheller and a M.M. Model R tractor powered the grinder. Jed Crowe had his Peerless portable boiler and engine hooked to the steam table to provide steam for 22 steam models and small steam engines. Several steamers took their turn on John McDowell's power eater generator.

Jim Berry was in charge of 'Gas Engine Land' which featured 205 gas engines hooked to different displays or just 'popping' away. One exhibitor came from the state of Kansas. Souvenir cups and plates featuring Bill Arnold's scale 'Goat' engine on the plates and a J.D. Model B on the cups were on sale in the Ladies Auxiliary building.