LaGrange, Ohio, 24th Engine Show

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Rick Horning works on his Townsend.

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494 Twp. Road 232 Sullivan, Ohio 44880 Photos by Colin Coshway & Bob Reusch

The 24th annual LaGrange, Ohio, Engine Club Show at Lorain County Fairgrounds started off on a rainy Saturday morning with lots of exhibitors and spectators anxious to get things started. By noon, the rain had stopped, and the show was off to a good start for a good weekend, with many gas engines, steam traction engines, model engines, and old cars and trucks in operation. In engine land many nicely restored units were in operation. A very interesting piece was a hot air engine powered water pump displayed by Joe Gross of Grafton, Ohio. George Norton, our vice president, had the club's Ireland drag saw working, powered by his Jaeger engine.

In the racetrack infield, wheat was being threshed by Denny Jungbluth's John Deere separator, and the straw was baled with an Ohio stationary baler owned by Bob Wiley of Ashland, Ohio. Many folks helped poke and tie the wires. The sawmill was in operation both days, and at times two Minneapolis steamers were belted in tandem to the mill. Many other steamers took turns on the belt during the weekend. Many gas tractors were displayed, such as a 1919 Rumely Oil Pull owned by Larry Mitchell, and a rare Townsend tractor owned by Rick Horning.

No parade was held Saturday, but a nice one was run Sunday. A very well attended antique tractor pull was held Sunday P.M., and was enjoyed by all. A huge flea market was held both days, and lots of food vendors had plenty of goodies available. Many thanks to all who attended the show, and also vendors, exhibitors, and members who made the show a success. Hope to see you all at our 25th annual show. Three days this year, September 15, 16, and 17!