Harvest Festival REPORT
Reynolds-Alberta Museum Box 6360 Wetaskiwin. Alberta T9A 2G1
The farm machinery was humming and the ovens were hot! More than
3,700 visitors came to celebrate the historic sights, sounds and
smells of bringing in the harvest at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in
Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, on Harvest Festival weekend, September
2, 3 and 4, 2000.
In spite of a few days of rain, more than 40 pieces of vintage
agricultural machinery were operating and on display as the crew
brought in the harvest. Visitors were excited to see the plowing
and threshing demonstrations using steam traction engines. These
impressive giants of the field also took part in a daily
‘Parade of Power,’ complete with lively technical and color
A working display of stationary engines, including a c. 1905
Galloway 5 HP and a c. 1906 IHC Famous 3 HP, was of particular
Visitors also got involved in the activities: stooking, grinding
grain, and being part of a human plow! Demonstrations also included
flailing and winnowing.
Some took us up on the many opportunities we offered to learn
how to bake bread, but everyone took the opportunity to sample a
The fresh baked goods, produce and other offerings of the
Farmer’s Market were a big hit with visitors.
Here is a complete list of equipment on display at the 2000
Tractors: 1914 Rumely steam tractor, 1911 Nichols and Shepard
steam tractor, 1922 Sawyer Massey steam tractor, 1917 Holt
Caterpillar, 1910 Fairbanks Morse, 1918 LaCrosse Happy Farmer, 1920
Rumely OilPull 12-20, 1923 Rumely OilPull 20-40, 1937
Allis-Chalmers Model U, 1944 John Deere D, 1949 John Deere AR, 1949
Massey Harris Pony, 1949 IHC WD9, 1953 Farmall IHC Super C, 1950
Allis Chalmers IB, c. 1950 Ferguson 35, 1918 Moline Universal.
Harvesting equipment: 1947 IHC thresher 22, 1947 Massey Harris
10 foot binder, c. 1945 IHC binder, c. 1940 John Deere binder, 1945
Allis-Chalmers Allcrop combine, c. 1920 McCormick mower, c. 1952
Massey-Harris swather, 1961 Massey Ferguson combine #72, c. 1950
Minneapolis Moline bull type swather, c. 1920 Call of the West
antique separator, 1928 Oliver Red River Special 28′ separator,
1924 Goodison 24′ separator, c. 1935 John Deere grain
Field equipment: John Deere 12 bottom mouldboard plow, John
Deere 10 foot AW disk, John Deere 10 foot cultivator, Diamond tooth
harrows 4 sections, IHC one way disk, IHC side delivery rake, IHC
square baler, Case cultivator, bundle racks, Avery 3 Bottom Engine
gang plow, IHC #407 walking plow.
Stationary engines: Lister 5 HP with grinder, IHC 1 HP type M
with pump, IHC 3 HP vertical with fanning mill, IHC 1 HP, Fuller
& Johnson farm pump engine, Galloway 5 HP, Galloway 1 HP, IHC
1-2, Massey Harris 1.
For information call 1-800-661-4726.
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is operated by Alberta Community
Development and is located 40 km south of Edmonton. 1 km west of
Wetaskiwin on Highway 13.
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