Delameter's Old Time Thrashing Bee

Show News

| June/July 1987

  • Connie Henley
    Mr. Roos and his carriage, above. Connie Henley, your reporter, standing beside him.
    O. B. Maloy
  • Old timer Buckner
    Old timer from Buckner, Missouri. His kids gave him the surrey for his birthday.
  • Charlie with Tony-Jumbo
    Charlie with Tony-Jumbo pulling sulky rake
  • 1927 Indian Prince
    Harvey Jones and his 1927 Indian Prince, part of his 40 or so motorcycles.
  • Hill Williams won the timed event
    These Hill Williams won the timed event hands down. The nickname is used with affection. They are hard working loggers from Bonnots Mill, Missouri.
  • Tomorrow's log cutters
    Tomorrow's log cutters pulling a cross cut
  • 1949 John Deere Crawler
    Don Gfeller and his dad's 1949 John Deere Crawler. They walked off with the pull. If ever around Blue Springs, MO, look up Thane and Don. They are good collectors.
  • Old Crawler
    Old Crawler plowing with 3 bottom plow.
  • Jack and Jill team cutting
    Jack and Jill team cutting a fast time. Tom Bell timing on the left is very active assisting with the shows. Tom is an engineer with Butler Building, Kansas City, MO.
  • Tony and Jumbo
    Charlie McPheeters with Tony and Jumbo doing it the old show way.
  • George Delameter's equipment
    Baling hay the old way, with George Delameter's equipment.

  • Connie Henley
  • Old timer Buckner
  • Charlie with Tony-Jumbo
  • 1927 Indian Prince
  • Hill Williams won the timed event
  • Tomorrow's log cutters
  • 1949 John Deere Crawler
  • Old Crawler
  • Jack and Jill team cutting
  • Tony and Jumbo
  • George Delameter's equipment

511 Graffway Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Delameter's Old Time Thrashing Bee was held August 22 and 23, 1986. Several new items and events surfaced for a good show by all.

New was the small Crawler tractor pulling contest. Can you believe a 2-cylinder John Deere walked off with it?

Also new, a chain saw contest, cutting against a stop watch. Untreated railroad ties were the item to be cut. Cuts down through and back up through the tie got down to 4.10 seconds for stock chain saws. Now that is throwing the saw dust!



Also new to the show, Charlie McPheeters and his Belgian pulling horses demonstrating the walking plow our forefathers used.

The shine and amazement in the eyes of young people present was worth all the effort put out by us all to make the show function.



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