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Hit-and-Miss Ice Cream at the 2010 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

by Christian Williams

Tags: antique gas engines, john deere, homemade ice cream,

For attendees at the 2010 Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pa., a steady chugging sound garnered quite a bit of attention.

To the well-trained ear of an antique gas engine enthusiast, the chugging was the unmistakable sound of a hit-and-miss gas engine. More specifically, it was a 1929 3 HP John Deere powering an ice cream churn owned and operated by Tom and Nancy Brown of Knox, Pa. 

Gas Engine Magazine associate editor Christian Williams spoke briefly with Tom about the business and the curious guesses that people have when they see the display: