Enid Antique Power

Lawn-Boy mowers and Lawn-Boy roto-tiller

David Nicholson and his Lawn-Boy mowers and Lawn-Boy roto-tiller. David is a clock maker and a professional mechanic for Lawn-Boy equipment of the past.

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1713 E. Walnut Enid, Oklahoma 73701

 The 8th annual show of antique engines, Enid Antique Power, turned out to be a great day despite what the weathermen were saying could be a cold damp day. The show was held October 5, 1991, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. We had a large turnout of exhibitors and a good showing of spectators for this one day event.

Several trailer loads of small engines and one large 65 HP Cooper Bessemer engine brought by Dean and Marlin Unruh of Enid, Oklahoma participated. New exhibitors this year were Calvin Leeper of Alva, Oklahoma and Jackie Bryan, a long distance participant from Perryton, Texas, both bringing small engines. Also this year we had Dallas Morris of Enid, Oklahoma showing a large array of antique model steam engines. This show seems to keep growing with two or three new exhibitors each year. Approximately 20 tractors were part of the show along with a model 42 International combine brought by Lloyd Klassen and a 3-14 John Deere plow brought by Rick and Jim Mayberry behind a 1935 John Deere D, both from Enid, Oklahoma.

The local Model T Ford Club was with us again this year. Anyone wanting to see a beautiful collection of Model T Fords come to the annual Enid Antique Power Show in October and you will see them. Those cars really fit in with the show.

At noon the cornbread and beans were served. Sometimes it is believed to be the most popular part of the day. We have some good cooks among our group that put on a good feed. Shortly afterward, a meeting was held along with a drawing for prizes donated by local dealers and a ring toss for the small fry managed by R. D. Corley. The prizes were toy John Deere tractors. This year's 'King of Old Iron' award went to E. J. 'Goose' and Hazel Gosnell of Isabella, Oklahoma. Mr. Gosnell is a calm, easy going individual who always comes to the shows with rare and interesting pieces of equipment for this area like side-shaft engines and a hydraulic washing machine. Next year's well deserving winner is in the making.

A first for this year was musical entertainment. How it happened- whether by blackmail or heavy persuasion-Dallas Morris on guitar and E. J. 'Goose' Gosnell on banjo played several tunes shortly before shut down time later in the afternoon. These guys are good.

Once more a good time was had by all. The weathermen were wrong and everything went off as planned with no major problems. Many thanks goes out to all participants and spectators alike, for after all, it takes both to make a show. See you all at the next show on Saturday, October 3, 1992 (the first Saturday of the month).