Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association Holds 26th Annual Exhibition at Hookstown, Pa.

| May/June 1983

  • Case engine

  • Case engine


Several days of ideal weather conditions, with a good showing of nice engines and other machinery, resulted in one of our best efforts to please the large crowds that attended our annual steam engine show. The event was staged at Hookstown Fairgrounds on September 17 and 18, 1982.

Featured this year was the Peerless machinery line. Dean Redd showed his TT-16 HP traction, and Willis R. Abel appeared with his 18-50 HP and Z3-120 HP tractions. This Z3 is almost one of its kind in existence. It had been completely rebuilt and attracted a lot of attention. In addition, Vince Viscuso came up with his super collection of model cranes.

L. Forrest of Staples, Ontario is shown above with his 75 HP Case engine. The photo was taken at the 1979 Western Ontario Steam Threshers Show by Charles A. Keberly, 9162 Hartel, Livonia, Michigan 48150.

Bill Burris, who has appeared with us for the past 20 years, was present and conducted the popular Friday night old fiddlers contest, and two stage shows and square dance on Saturday.

Demonstrations of wheat-threshing, baling, shingle making, saw milling, and fan operation were given hourly throughout both days. We are indebted to the Lee Miller family, who furnished the four loads of wheat for the threshing. And the 110 Case was on hand to show how a Baker fan can run.