Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.

By Staff

Rt. 2. BOX 167A Republic, Missouri 65738

As I write this article, I have just returned from a large
three-day auction of the collection of Del Seuser. As you may
remember, Del is past vice-president of the Early Day Gas Engine
and Tractor Association. This was a job that he held for many years
and did an outstanding job in serving the National. Because of
health reasons, Del and his wife chose to have an auction. The
first day antiques, primitives, collectibles, and guns sold. The
second day there were over 100 cars, trucks and related items to be
sold. The third day tractors, steam engines, gas engines, manuals,
and many parts were auctioned away.

Jim Burks, Ralph Ramsey, and I drove to Kansas Saturday
afternoon after work and were there Sunday for the last day. It was
like being at an engine show! We saw old friends from various shows
of the Midwest and also met a lot of new friends.

Del put in a lot of hard work and many long hours getting ready
for the auction. I am sure that he is glad it is over with, but at
the same time, he probably had sad feelings about selling the many
items he has collected over the years.

As we continue to grow, we welcome the Cluinebaug Valley Branch
into the National. They meet in Waterford, Connecticut, and are
planning a show for July 16, 17, and 18. It is good to have another
branch in the East. We will introduce the officers in the next
issue.

Remember the National Show, June 11, 12, & 13 hosted by
Branch 13 in Grass Valley, California. You won’t want to miss
it!

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