Sheila Wendel and Ed Westen pose before the 'engine shed' for the mine engine at Blist's Hill Open Air Museum near Iron-bridge. The ancient steam hoisting engine within actually operates under steam at various times during the day. This is but one of many
Ye olde Reflector and John Caldwell with some of John's tractors in the background. John and the Ayrshire Vintage Engine & Tractor Club hosted our group at John's farm near Kilmarnock, Scotland. This included putting on a mini-show especially for our grou
Modifications and adaptations abounded for the Fordson tractors at the Fordson 500 tractor rally. This one was specially equipped with a trenching machine, although there were numerous others fitted with everything from winches to highway mowing machines.
Veteran U.S. Fordson Collector, V. C. Puckett of Buford, Georgia, was especially excited about the Fordson 500 Rally, since it epitomized his personal collecting goals. After a whole day on the grounds, all of us on the tour got back on the coach tired, b
Another view of a modified 1928 Model F Fordson shows its two-cylinder opposed piston diesel engine. Although of the Junkers design, the engine was actually built by Company Liloise De Moteurs in France.
This rather unusual Renault tractor was present at the mini-show put on by the Ayrshire Vintage Engine & Tractor Club. The Renault shown here is equipped with a diesel engine.
John Caldwell at Kilmarnock has specialized in Massey-Harris tractors for several years, and displayed a very nice collection. Massey-Harris tractors are quite popular in England and Scotland.
At the Tatton Park Rally, as well as at the British Royal Show, we discovered some operating pole lathes. These were the earliest examples of a lathe, and we learned that a few people in England have once again taken up the art of preserving the craft. We
We even saw a nicely restored Massey-Harris 4WD tractor at the Kilmarnock show, with a nicely restored M-M tractor in the background. Immediately to the left is a glimpse of a nicely restored vintage two truck.
The Fordson 500 Rally was billed as being the first and only attempt to corral 500 Fordson tractors in one place at one time. Ultimately, the official count came to 1,002 tractors of every description. Shown here is but one view of a huge showground liter
Among the many adaptations was this two-cylinder model fitted with a French-built diesel engine of the famous German Junkers design. Although we never heard this one run, it exemplifies the efforts made to continually improve the Fordson tractor.