| July/August 1980

  • Cecil Graves
    Cecil Graves, Macomb, Illinois.
  • 6 HP I.H.C
    Ron Clark's 6 HP I.H.C.

  • Cecil Graves
  • 6 HP I.H.C

Route 3, Macomb, Illinois 61455

On September 1, 2, 3, 1979, the Argyle Antique Gas Engine Association held their third annual show at Argyle State Park.

My two sons and I exhibited at this show. Duane, my eldest son, is secretary of our club. He exhibited his 1929 GP John Deere tractor and his Galloway air cooled gas engine. My youngest son, Bruce, showed a Fuller & Johnson gas engine.

Duane also has a collection of tools, forks, hay knives and hay carriers that run through the barn and are used in putting up loose hay. Three of these carriers have been made of wood and they slid on a 4 x 4 wooden track. Two were purchased from antique dealers in Missouri and one we received from a man by the name of Richard Grey from Perry, Illinois. This we had seen hanging in a barn where it had been used.

The exhibitors from our show were from many different states. There were 300 or more gas engines, approximately 50 antique tractors, 1 steam engine and scale model steam engines, plus old farm machinery. We had one large tent of crafts besides the ones that were under the many trees.

One tent held approximately 80 handmade quilts while several ladies demonstrated quilting techniques. Some of the crafts were wood carvings, blacksmithing, horse shoeing, threshing, sawmilling, apple butter making and there was a sorghum press. There were also crafts the settlers did for their livelihood.


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