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Surviving the Storm/Unidentified Oil Field Engine

Reid Engine

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After the storm, Wilbur and Scott Barnett's Reid was covered in tents. It suffered a small dent and broken thermometer, but otherwise escaped major damage.

Howdy, fellow Oaf's and Oafette's! The shows this year have been great, haven't they? It's always nice to see old friends and meet new ones at the engine shows.

Earlier in the season I spoke with Wilbur and Scott Barnett of Xenia, Ohio, about their experiences with the tragic tornado that hit their city last year and did extensive damage to the fairgrounds. This happened just a day or two before the Old Timers Days Show and caused the show to be cancelled. I told Wilbur I thank the Lord that the tornado didn't hit during the show, or many more people might have been injured. Wilbur and Scott tell me that reconstruction of the fairgrounds has come along real well and they anticipate a return of the Old Timers show this Sept. 28-30.

Wilbur gave me a couple of photos of their Reid as it sat after the storm had passed. It appears that it was the entanglement for lots of tent tarps and debris. Wilbur felt as though the engine had not been moved by the storm, but friends who were in the vicinity during the tornado's passing feel as though the heavy engine may have moved a little from the terrible force of the wind. The only damage to the engine was a small dent in the water tank and a broken thermometer.

Daniel Muller sent us a photo of this oilfield engine. Please contact Daniel at the address listed in the article if you can identify this engine or offer information that might be useful.

Also this month, we have a photo of an oil field engine. The owner, Daniel Muller, requests that if anyone can identify this engine or offer other info on it to please contact him at: 7316 Northwest Nevada, Parkville, MO 64152. Call him at 816-891-9174, or email:daniel.j. muller @worldnet.att.net

As always, if you'd like a membership in The Oil Field Engine Society - the 'Oafs' - please send an SASE to my address below. Also, you can visit the OFES on the internet at www.oilfieldengine.com or email us at oilengine@voyager.net. Feel free to send in your experience with oilfield engines.

Contact Russell L. Farmer, The Oil Field Engine Society, at 1231 Banta's Creek Road, Eaton, OH 45320-9701