| January/February 1980

The Rough and Tumble Historical Association, well-known as a man's domain for many years, has elected a woman president, Patricia Kreider, a gas engine collector.

Pat (Tricia) has been a member since 1968, formerly served as secretary and first vice president. She is fully familiar with the organization and obviously has the backing of the men on the nominating committee who recommended her to head the group.

Rough and Tumble, located at Kinzers, Pennsylvania is the oldest organization of its kind east of the Mississippi. It is 31 years old the same age as Mrs. Kreider. 'I think we were meant for each other,' she comments.

The president has three gas engines: a 5 HP New Holland, her pride and joy, with a plate mill on the back; a 1 HP International, and 'a 3 HP New Way.

Patricia has not missed a Rough and Tumble Reunion in 15 years. She started as a child, attending with her father, and recalls eating 'a lot of ham and cheese sandwiches over the years.'

Her father was on the board of directors in the 1960s. Before that, she helped him when he sold gas engines and parts from the rear of a Ford truck. Her first husband, the late Harry Frey, was also very active on the board; he was a steam person. Now she is married to Glen Kreider, who works on a farm and is becoming interested. He now refers to her New Way as 'his' engine, but in general is a Case man.


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