North Florida Show


| June/July 1988

  • 24 pound hammer
    Frank Christianson holding up the 24 pound hammer.

  • 24 pound hammer

President, Rt. 1, Box 4380, Palatka, FL 32077

The North Florida Antique Engine Association was organized one year ago after having two shows the previous year.

At our Dec. 1987 show, we had 39 exhibitors from 5 different states showing over 130 engines, 12 models, 4 tractors, 2 toy steam trains, a 1913 motorcycle, a may tag scooter and a rope making machine.

And, without a doubt, the largest display of anvils and blacksmith tools ever shown at an engine show in the South. Frank Christianson of Lake City, Fla. exhibited 46 anvils, total weight of 8700 pounds; the largest weighed 532 pounds, the smallest, a jewelers anvil, made of 14 Kt. gold, weighed 8 ounces.

Mr. Christianson also had 3 cone anvils, 9 swedge blocks, and 7 hammers weighing from 16 to 24 pounds.

We had a Shriners' Car Parade and a ski diving demonstration; and T.V coverage from Channel 20, Gainesville, Fla.