Straw Hollow Show

| February/March 1990

  • Line-up of tractors
    Partial line-up of tractors at the Boylston meet.

  • Line-up of tractors

75 Kendall Avenue, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701

An antique gasoline engine and tractor show conducted at Boylston, Massachusetts on August 12 and 13, 1989 by members of the Straw Hollow Engine Works, Inc. was one of the larger shows held in Massachusetts this year, with over 200 engines and 40 tractors on display throughout the weekend.

Members of the club and others with engines or tractors came from Northboro, Fitchburg, Framingham, Leominster, Oakdale, Berlin, Sterling, Lunenburg, Boylston, Concord, Hanson, Uxbridge, Hampden, Palmer, Monson, Sutton, Rutland, Bridgewater and Westboro, Massachusetts.

Other machines on display came from Barton, Brattleboro, Saxtons River and Athens Vermont; Burrillville, Rhode Island; Nashua, New Hampshire; Scotia and Schoharie, New York.

Gasoline engine sizes ranged from scale models to a 16 HP Jacobson. The most unusual setup was a display of 17 operating engines-a collection of the The Museum of Antiquated Technology owned by Mark Vess of Hanson, Massachusetts. Another group of eight engines was owned by George and Dave Banas of Southbridge, Massachusetts.

Marine engines displayed this year included several Gray engines, an Eclipse marine engine built by the Bendix Aviation Corp. and a 1? HP Pincors engine. A large selection of Briggs & Stratton engines included both commercial and military models.