Klair's Gas Engine Party

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Klair's Gas Engine Party, June 8-9, 1974. Seated, the late Mr. Masten. Mr. & Mrs. Bradley, engine collectors, Oxford, Pa. Kneeling between John Deere and New Holland engines is Howard Smith, Millsboro, Delaware and Herb Masten, Northbrook, Pa. owner of engines. Malcolm Yearsley, Wilmington is kneeling back of Hercules engine owned by John Oas, Unionville. Standing in background is Sam Jones, Curator of Ron McVey's 8 HP Columbus back of tree. Facing you is Mrs. Harold Reed, Curator of the several engines on display by her family.

A rare 2 Cyl. New Way exhibited by Robert Lefever, Lancaster, Pa.

A real fancy 1-3/4 HP freshly restored Associated brought in by Clyde Thomas and Sons, Quarry-villePa. This one has an air-cooled head. Some of them also had water-cooled heads.

The Reed family were sawing wood again and also showed their big Ohio, the engine which was on the button for 1974. Pumping water again was the Bill St. John family, Lincoln University.

Courtesy of Marvin W. Klair, 2801 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, Del. 19808

John Oas, watching his Hercules 1-1/2 HP pulling Red Hat Clark's corn sheller, from Unionvil le. Pollution in background is coming from Ken Hanby, Wilming ton, using too much diesel oil in Maytags. The Palmer, Domestic and big Columbus belong to Ron McVey, Wilmington, Del.

Who said 8 Cycle Aermotors were scarce. Here are 7, 2 of them with magnetos. Two owned by Ron McVey and Marvin Klair, one each by Dave Reed, Jim Riley, and Paul Sechrist - Quakertown, Pa.

Courtesy of Marvin W. Klair, 2801 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, Del. 19808.

46 makes of engines were exhibited including Bull Pup, Bear Cub, Stickney, Galloway, Nelson, Associated, Geiser, Pioneer, Tiny Tim, even an old open crankcase John Deere.

Here is a real nice set-up, with chairs and their own shade. On the left is a 1-3/4 HP Olds and a 1 HP Mogul, in back an Olds model, owned by Richard Shelly, Manheim, Pa.

The 1-1/2 HP John Deere and the 2-1/4 HP Galloway are owned by David Landis of Lititz.

Several marine engines included Fox, Palmer, Universal Fisherman, Wright, Caile, and Falcon.

The miniature engines, mostly gas and a few steam, numbered 18. Ben Clark brought his windmill again up from Crumpton, Md. It really spins when all the guys get to talking about their engines.

Our distant exhibitors included the Chapman family from Martins-burg, West Va. J. C. and R. L. Schlough from Bangor, Pa., John Adkins from Cambridge, Md., Bob Lutz, Arlington, Va. Edgar Miller, Westminster, Md. and the Ware-hides, Lineboro, Md.

Rodney Cooper manned the registration tent, and Lawrence Price was up from Harrington, Del. with a load of engines and lots of help for the entire event. Our neighbors pitched in with the food table. We were lucky to have all this help and we appreciate it very much.

Courtesy of Marvin W. Klair, 2801 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, Del. 19808.

Owner, Nevin Brubaker, Landisville. The sides of the 1935 Ford fold down while on the road. The display included a New Holland 1-1/2 HP Domestic 1-3/4 HP Fairbanks-Morse 1-1/2 HP Hercules 1-1/2 HP A Maytag and Bear Cub, and a small steam engine.

Mrs. Brubaker escorts him to the shows with the children in a pickup and camper.

In addition to the 130 gas engines, about 40 antique autos stopped by, most of them on tour with the Ontelaunee Region of the Allentown area.

Courtesy of Marvin W. Klair, 2801 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, Del. 19808.