Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine & Tractor Club Show

| May/June 1997

325 Stone, Parsons, Kansas 67357

The Eighth Annual Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor Club Show was held June 22nd and 23rd, 1996, at the Crawford County Historical Society Museum grounds in Pittsburg, Kansas.

The featured engine this year was the Rock Island. Brothers Dean Harris, Par sons, Kansas, and David Harris, Erie, Kansas, had an outstanding display of 1 HP through 7 HP Rock Islands. These engines are restored to like-new condition and ran the same way.

This year we again had exhibitors from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. There were 136 gas engines on display along with eight garden tractors, three scale-model tractors, seven pedal tractors, plus five antique cars. The larger engines on display included a 15 HP Reid, 10 HP Marion, 16 HP Industrial Iron Works, and a 12 HP Fairbanks-Morse engine.

The 15 HP Reid belongs to Dale Rice, Opolis, Kansas. (If you see Dale, ask him what mud daubers can do to a big engine when you are trying to start it.)

The 16 HP Industrial Iron Works engine belongs to Jack Chandler, Carthage, Missouri. It is a very nice looking and running engine that was built in Clinton, Missouri.