| September/October 1978

Secretary, 3221 Brookshire Drive, S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508

Sharon Schut's IHC 2 HP Famous upright engine with his 25 HP Waterloo Boy stationary in the background powering the shingle

Friday and Saturday of the third week of July is the usual time for the Riverbend Steam & Gas Association Show at Allendale, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. In spite of the fact that Claude Scholema, on whose farm the show is held, was in the hospital, our 1977 show was a great success. We thank the Lord for the excellent weather and the good turnout of people.

Many exhibitions displayed an excellent variety of equipment, including: two steam engines, grain separators, clover huller, stationary baler, silo filler, corn husker, stone flour mill, shingle mill, sawmill, buzz saw, and Baker Fan, and a large variety of old-time tractors and gas engines. Some of the gas engines were used for powering smaller machines such as corn sheller, feed grinder, water pump and the like.

Grain threshing was done with power supplied by Herm Walcott's Emerson-Brantingham Peerless and Bud Hinebeck's beautifully restored 19 HP Port Huron, alternating with Bud Rosema's big 15-30 Model E Oil Pull and other tractors. Sharon Schut's handfeed thresher was powered by his 6 HP IHC Famous.

John Huitema's very interesting one cylinder diesel English Field Marshall. It starts on the impact from a blank shotgun shell.