The Ladies Page: Growing and Weaving Flax

A regular contributor to this publication recounts the amount of work that went in preparing flax fibers before farm wives of yore could start weaving flax cloth.

Paul Luckman of Walworth, N. Y., a Director of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc., displayed this 9 hp Fuller and Johnson engine at the 1967 Reunion. The serial number on this engine shows that it was made in 1923, but was shipped from the factory to Ovid, N. Y. in 1927. The records show that the serial numbers both before and after this one, were shipped in 1923. Paul purchased it in 1965. He had to take out the bearings, replace a few springs, and repaint it.