P. O. Box 71 29520 Tel.-Off. 803-537-3812 Res. 803-537-7552
We Have Many – Come Tend Some or just COME
Dear Fans and Fellow Members,
If you want to visit a combination of antique steam, gas,
kerosene, man, mule, dog, and water powered equipment operating
within and including thousands and thousands and thousands of
cultivated blooming flowers, we have it, and in April we show more
of it than any place in the world.
Rice mill, shingle mill, saw mill, molasses mill, corn mill,
cider mill, grape mill, bone mill, up and down water powered saw
mill, wood splitter, mule powered hay baler, dog powered churn,
country store, free parking, home sock knitter, blacksmith shop,
new flush toilets.
We enjoy your steam-ups and gas-ups from Sarasota, Florida, to
Milton, Ontario, and feel that you will likewise enjoy our unique
and diversified three-day program.
FRI – SAT – SUN, April 16-17- 18, 1971
On which days we will have in addition to the above; lubricated
steam tables, old cars, flea market, food, soap making, free rides
for kids of all ages, and trailer parking for participants.
Please participate in creating an oasis in an area that
heretofore has been without the fun and fellowship provided by
steam, gas, etc., associations.
BOMAR WATER GARDENS is considered ‘The Flower Power in
Two miles of floral pathways, 22 acres and ? mile (end to end)
of steam, gas, mule, water, and man powered, equipment, and
collection, began prior to Pearl Harbor in 1941.
CAUTION – ADULTS AT PLAY
Annual membership $2.00; others $1.00 per day over 12, includes
Located in Cheraw — 6 blocks from Intersection U. S. Hwy. 1
& U. S. Hwy. 52.
Three motels and restaurants within two miles.
Bring your models, your engines, your tools, and/or your
Enquiries promptly answered by Robert Rogers.
Greetings to all
Dear Fans and Fellow Members,
Margaret and I wish to thank each and every one of you for your
Armed with a few credit cards, a few models, a scrub board and
an ironing board, we traveled 7,000 miles and participated in
fourteen shows in 1970. I had mailed membership dues to fourteen
shows. Margaret really got in the steam mood when we stayed an
extra day at Col. Herndon’s Show. He sat her down to a peck of
Florida lobster and Margaret is a one peck lobster eater. She was
ready to try the next thirteen shows.
We then criss-crossed several states, went back and forth from
show to show, then up and down from show to show, finally to eat
corn on the cob in Milton, Ontario, at what Sherwood Hume calls his
truck repair shop. Down South we would call Sherwood’s truck
building a combination dance hall and night club; it was equipped
with an orchestra and served a peck of corn on cob to each person;
Margaret is a one peck corn on cob eater. Definitions in Milton,
Ontario, Canada, differ from definitions in Cheraw, S. C, USA.
Now I repeat, we met so many nice people that it is impossible
to list them. One exhibitor from Pa. attending Cheraw’s first
annual (1970) show liked the mid-April weather so much he stayed a
week to bask in the sunshine. He told me that he was staying two
weeks at Cheraw’s April 1971 show. He then said if I would get
a U-Haul he would give us an oil well pump. We have two streams
through the gardens that surround Antique Acres and use irrigation
water at the rate of 3,000,000 gallons per day, and therefore
collect pumps of every description. The U-Haul was at his oil field
quicker than a Fordson can backfire. Are we proud to own and
exhibit an oil well pump.
Arriving at the Alexander show, Bus Longrod of Albion, New York,
or some inquiring reporter asked why an oil well owning yankee
would give a non oil well owning southerner an oil well pump. I
told him the donor was a real nice fellow and that I thought he got
homesick when he stayed away from his squeeking oil well pumps too
long. No longer will anyone have to winterize themselves in 18
inches of snow because of home sickness for oil well pump
Each of the fourteen shows has something unique or
Our model table has steam line, air line, water line, vacuum
line and electric line. The water line is for powering water
devices like our water powered fan; the vacuum line powers our
vacuum fan; and the electric line is for general usage.
Any one knowing of a unique fan for sale; powered by water, air,
vacuum or hot air please advise me.
You have been most kind in helping locate certain items that can
be more effective at Antique Acres than at most other shows like an
old Hurdy-Gurdy water powered paddle mill that powered a gold mine
stamping mill, a 12 inch water powered Pelton wheel, and a 6 inch
water Turban wheel.
We were fortunate in getting a rice mill that is in perfect
running condition. We have in mind trying ‘chicken bog’ on
a few volunteers. The bog will be prepared by a cook that knows the
exact number of grains of rice to mix with each three old chicken
hens and each three feet of smokehouse dried country sausage but we
need volunteers on operating the newly acquired rice
Between shows we were guests at seven outstanding private
Thank you again,
Margaret and Robert Rogers Antique Acres, Cheraw, S.