75 Kendall Avenue Framingham, Massachusetts 01701.
A new gasoline engine show held on September 29 and 30 at St.
Johnsbury, Vermont as part of the Lion’s Club 1st Annual Fall
Foliage Festival was a successful affair with 25 gasoline engines
and two steam engines in operation.
Charles Aldrich of St. Johnsbury was in charge of the engine
setups and the show was considered as being a successor to the
former ‘Holiday in the Hills’ activities which were
conducted for many years at Victory and Granby, Vermont.
In addition to the engines, Paul Whittemore of Rutland
demonstrated his miniature steam-powered merry-go-round which
included appropriate recorded music. A trailer display from
Chichester, New Hampshire included a Kohler World War II Army
lighting plant, a vacuum pump from a 1930 milking machine, a World
War II air raid turbine siren, two Briggs & Stratton gasoline
engines, and a Guptil forest fire pump
An item of unusual interest was ‘Woodchuck,’ a 20-foot
long 5 HP steam launch. The boat has been rebuilt three times since
1899 and some of the original mahogany and cypress used in its
construction is still in place. It was described by its owner as a
simple steam engine with no condensing.
George Stanley of Victory, Vermont had part of his engine
collection in operation during this show. They included a 1? HP
Empire, a 3 HP Sandwich, a 2 HP Witte drag saw, a 4 HP Witte
powering an ice cream freezer, a 5 HP Hercules and a Myers water
pump that was driven by a 2 HP International Harvester engine.
Miscellaneous items on display included an antique rivetting
machine, a hog oiler, a display of farm tools, a 7 HP Mall chain
saw, a high speed Wizard wooden washing machine and a Gibson garden
tractor powered by a Wisconsin engine.
Other engines included a 1? HP Stover, a pair of McCormick
Deering LA and an LB, a 2 HP Ideal running a butter churn,
miscellaneous Briggs & Stratton engines, a 500-watt Kohler
power plant, a 2 HP Fairbanks-Morse running a Fairbanks-Morse water
pump, an 8 HP Sears Economy, a 1? HP Fuller Johnson running a Myers
‘Bulldozer’ water pump, a 1? HP Economy, a 2? HP Wisconsin,
a Maytag Twin, and a 2? HP Empire driving an Appleton meat
Engine owners came from Bernardston and Framingham,
Massachusetts; Gorham, Maine; Chichester, New Hampshire; Montreal,
Quebec, and from Wilmington, Hyde Park, Williamstown, Barton,
Derby, Morrisville, Concord, Georgia, Rutland and Victory,