KANASAS-OKLAHOMA Show


| February/March 1986

  • Dick Long of Wichita
    Standard Twin-home built and driven by Dick Long of Wichita.
  • 1916 10-20 HP Mogul tractor
    Mace Archer of Winfield with 1916 10-20 HP Mogul tractor.
  • Ed Larson 14-28 Avery year
    Ed Larson 14-28 Avery year 1919, from Milan, Kansas.
  • 1934 C Case Tractor
    Kenneth Fiegel of Kingfisher, Oklahoma on 1934 C Case.
  • Oliver 70 Standard Tractor
    Kennis Metz on Oliver 70 Standard. Meti is from Wellington and has two sons interested in machinery restoration they are Wade and Jason Metz.
  • Model T tractor
    1924 Shaw Model T tractor, owner is Dave Beattie of McPherson, Kansas.
  • 1930 IHC hay baler
    Fred Frier of Winfield with 1930 IHC hay baler.

  • Dick Long of Wichita
  • 1916 10-20 HP Mogul tractor
  • Ed Larson 14-28 Avery year
  • 1934 C Case Tractor
  • Oliver 70 Standard Tractor
  • Model T tractor
  • 1930 IHC hay baler

Early morning rain and leaden skies didn't discourage the many engine people and their fans who defied the elements on opening day at the 4th Kansas and Oklahoma Steam and Gas Engine Show at Winfield, Kansas in September, 1985.

The Cowley County Fairgrounds proved an ideal site, with plenty of space for engines and the events on the program; areas in buildings for food, antique, book and flea market sales, and the big grandstand for the antique engine pull. Unfortunately, the second day was rained out.

By the oddest of coincidences, the batteries on both my cameras failed. On one, taking prints, I was able to buy new batteries from a helpful vendor whose name I don't know. The other camera appeared 'broke', but I learned about the dead battery after returning home.

Margaret, who knows about engines from her girlhood on a Montana ranch, and I both enjoyed the visit. Margaret's brother, M. K. Gordon, and his wife Betty live in Winfield. They issued the invitation for our visit, showed us around and had a good time, too.



Participation has been growing each year, according to Mace Archer, a jeweler who is on the club board and does 'what needs to be done' to help the gathering move smoothly. He cited the tractor pull as an example. The first, three years ago, drew about 15; the second, 30; this year's 50. He predicts 75 for 1986. Cutoff date is 1938.

Probably 175 exhibitors were on the grounds, most with gas tractors or stationary gas engines.