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!