Lyle and Jim at the Mid-Michigan Show


| March/April 1997


303 Milford, Apt. 4 Davison, Michigan 48423

I thought I would send you a picture of our last show of the year for 'L & J Engines.' That's what we call ourselves L stands for Lyle, J stands for Jim. Jim is my engine show buddy, his full name is Jim Beath.

Jim collects Nelson Bros, engines and spark plugs, and cast iron toys for fun, while I try to collect United engines with some steam toys or steam engines for fun.

Some of the Nelsons Jim has are 2 HP C, 2 HP U, 1, Sunpower, 1 air cooled P, and a ? HP air cooled. He also has a Bolens tractor.



The Uniteds I have are all model A's, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 1. I just restored an old belt-driven washer. I also have a Petoskey marine engine.

The photo was taken at the Mid Michigan Antique Machinery Association Show held September 20-22, 1996. It was really a nice show and we really enjoyed our time there. We try to go to about 10 shows a year to display and we go to several other shows just to look.














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