The Olde Time Farm Club has just completed a year of rebuilding, after not having a show in 1989. We had a show at Lake Alexander in Momence, Illinois, in July of 1990, and even though the weather was against us on that weekend, our show was a reasonable success and we had a few dollars left over.
In 1991 the organization will continue the rebuilding with an increase in our membership and a semi-permanent home. Plans are being made to take the public and collectors on a nostalgic trip back in time by holding our first David Bradley Manufacturing Collector's Show at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnais Township. The Perry Farm is the only farm left of approximately 174 acres surrounded by three communities: Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais, Illinois. This farm was left by the estate of Lioma Perry for this purpose, and is in the care of the township park district for historical purposes. Ironically, it is approximately one mile from the original David Bradley Manufacturing plant at Bradley, Illinois.
The Olde Time Farm Club recognizes that many collectors would like to show David Bradley collectibles and has set aside July 12, 13, 14 1991 for those who have such memorabilia to unite, reminisce, and show farm items manufactured at this plant.
The club feels that since farming and farm related activities played a major part in the development of these three communities, (and David Bradley Manufacturing was one of the larger farm implement companies), it will be a fitting tribute to have this get together at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnias Township.
Even though the main theme of the show will be David Bradley equipment, we want to invite all collectors of all types of farm equipment and small engines to join us this July.
For further information, contact President Earl Morin, Rt. 7, Box 391, Kankakee, Illinois 60901, telephone (815) 933-6370 or show coordinator, John Maas, Rt. 1, Box 17, Kankakee, Illinois 60901, telephone (815) 933-9623.