All Roads Lead To York, PA

By Staff
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2 HP York engine restored and owned by William Mc Cleary, York, Pa.
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2 HP Capital owned by Harry Fry of Wrightsville.
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York twin cylinder roller owned by Alan Winter of Yorkana, Pa.
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2 HP York engine.

For E. A. S. E. & O. E. S., PO Box 652, Red Lion,
Pennsylvania 17356

October 2 to 5, 1997 marks the 40th Anniversary of the
Steam-O-Rama, presented by the Early American Steam Engine and Old
Equipment Society, near Windsor, Pennsylvania. It is not the oldest
show in the area, nor the biggest, but most who attend say it’s
the friendliest, and we work very hard to keep that reputation.

Located in York County, a historically significant area in its
own right, often overlooked as tourists speed through on Rt. 30
between Gettysburg and the Lancaster County Amish Country, the area
was a farm machinery manufacturing center through much of the 19th
and early 20th centuries. Every five years, the Steam-O-Rama
features locally manufactured items made in factories in York City
and all around York County. We hope to see York engines
manufactured by the Flinch-baugh Manufacturing Company, and we are
hot disappointed, as these are sought after in the area and make a
quality display. The Capital is another locally manufactured engine
from Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, with only a handful known to still
exist. Small local items exhibited include Case and Root Scales,
Hench and Drumgold farm tools, Leiberneight Mills, Acme wagons and
farm products from Emigsville, hog troughs from many small area
casters, and many more items of interest. Small and large equipment
manufactured by the Farquhar Company, also sold under the names
Keystone and Iron Age, are popular with area collectors.

For our 40th anniversary some very special events are planned.
The third reunion of the Sheppard Diesel Owners Club will be hosted
by the show this year. Sheppard Diesels were the only tractor
manufactured in this area, in Hanover, on the western edge of York
County. The factory is still in operation in the Sheppard family,
and their involvement in the show is in the planning stages.
Tractors are expected from as far away as Illinois and
Kentucky.

Everyone is always welcome at the Steam-O-Rama. You can exhibit
any type of old farm related product, or just come to look and eat,
but if you own a York piece we are especially interested in your
presence this year. If you own an item and can’t make it,
please consider sending us a picture and some information about you
and your collection. We have heard of York items going as far as
Europe, New Zealand and Australia. We will post all correspondence
during the show, then add it to our permanent scrapbook for future
reference. Our mailing address is above. For specific information
about the Sheppard Reunion contact Floyd Miller (717)755-6946,
general show information contact Sue Knaub (717)244-2912 or write
to the above. Send S. A. S. E. for a brochure. Hope to see you
there!

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