The late Don Walters lives on through the engines he acquired.
In front of the 280 HP 4-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse marine engine owned by the American Thresherman Assn. in Pinckneyville, Ill., stands (from left): Paul Kurtz (head mechanic at Pinckneyville), Pat Hidy (John’s wife), Harold Kurtz (American Thresherm
The 300 HP 4-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse being extracted from it’s previous residence at the Pattonsburg, Mo., city power plant.
The 150 HP 2-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse was out of commission for several years due to a non-working oiler. Bill Breese, a friend of John’s, located an 8-line Madison-Kipp oiler
On a remote island in Alaska. Note the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Assn.’s 4-cylinder Fairbanks in the background of the above photo.
Don Walters purchased these engines and spearheaded their relocation to the Lathrop, Mo., show grounds. This 4-cylinder was the only engine he saw run after he took ownership.
The 4-cylinder was transported to its current location on a logging truck. How would you like to see something like this driving down the interstate!
The 4-cylinder being placed in it’s current location, before the engine shed was constructed.