A 'Texas Style' Show By Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Assn.

| May/June 1993

  • Relocated Cotton Gin
    'Now you young fellows watch when it comes time to 'thrash' (thresh), this is how it's done.'

  • Relocated Cotton Gin

Pres. P.O. Box 333 Holland, Texas 76534

The Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association held its annual show at its new permanent showground in Temple, Texas on October 3 & 4, 1992. It was an activity-filled weekend with many displays and demonstrations bringing back to life memories of the 'good old days.'

A ground breaking was held for the relocation of an old cotton gin which is being moved from nearby Seaton, Texas, to our showground. Cotton was a major product in Texas during the early years of tractors and engines, and continues to be grown here today. The old vertical two-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse engine has already been restored and relocated to the showground and was running for this year's show! (Nice job, engine crew!!!) Moving die entire gin will be quite a project, but once completed, it will be an outstanding showpiece.

There were many antique tractors, engines and various other things to observe, but I believe what 'Poco' Phillips enjoyed seeing the most was the mule-powered syrup cane press squeezing juice out of the syrup cane. You see, 'Poco,' a donkey, had the privilege of supplying the power to turn the cane press!


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.

Facebook YouTube