Napanee Collectors' Antique Club Show Report

| June/July 1993

International engines.

International engines.

Submitted by Heather L. Booth, Sec. R.R.# 7 Napanee, Ontario, Canada K7R 3L2

On July 25 and 26, 1992, the Napanee Collectors' and Antique Club held their second annual show on the beautiful fairgrounds in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. With the help of the local Lions Club members to man the gates, volunteers were able to get things off the ground early Saturday morning. The weather was not spectacular, but overcast skies did not hinder the festive mood of those in attendance. Like the 1991 show, it was a success.

Along with a large number of exhibits, which included tractors, gas engines and automobiles, there was a large flea market selling everything from parts to fine china and handmade crafts.

Twenty well restored tractors were displayed. This was a large number considering it was only our second show. The stationary engine display brought in over 40 entries. Some engines powered corn shelters, corn grinders, pumps and butter churns, while others simply ran alone.

Model steam and hot air engines were also displayed. Antique and classic automobiles made a beautiful display; too bad there wasn't any sun to make the chrome and paint glisten.

We had an excellent display of farm toys, and hope to have one of the largest toy shows in eastern Ontario at our 1993 show. There were toys representing a variety of makes and models, but it was evident that Oliver toys were one of the favorites, as they dominated the displays. In addition to the toys and tractor parts, there were many pieces of farm machinery and accessories to help those pioneer collectors add to their collections, or for anyone who was just starting out.