Mill Road Threshermans Celebration

| July/August 1991

  • Rumely Oilpull hard at work
    Rumely Oilpull hard at work on the thresher.
  • 2 HP Gade
    The author's 2 HP Gade.
  • 1923 16 HP Emerson Brantingham
    Ben Winters' 1923 16 HP Emerson Brantingham powers the 1936 Avery thresher with 24 inch cylinder.
  • Micro tractor pull
    Micro tractor pull.

  • Rumely Oilpull hard at work
  • 2 HP Gade
  • 1923 16 HP Emerson Brantingham
  • Micro tractor pull

Baker Route #1 Neoga, Illinois 62447

The 9th Mill Road Threshermans Celebration and Antique Car Show took place on July 13-15 at the Effingham County Fairgrounds at Altamont, Illinois.

We opened on Friday noon with set-up and moving in machinery. President Louis Milleville brought in the threshing machine, and Ben Winter brought in his 80 HP Munce oil engine, Emerson Brantingham and a Nichols & Shepard steam engine. Ed Jansen brought his Rumely Oilpull and a JD hay press. Charles Miller and his wife were there with their scale Reed model, and William Rentfro was there with his small steam engine grinding white corn.

Saturday it was cool, in the 50's, and we threshed, baled and ground. We also pulled toy tractors and pedal tractors.

On Sunday we had an antique car show, with Art Trost in charge. We threshed and baled and ground and had a good time and went home.

See you this year on July 12, 13, and 14,1991.


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