THE ENGINE SHOW at the Old Stone House Museum


| March/April 1994

  • Museum Building
    The museum building.
  • 40 HP Bovaird and Seyfang Engine
    40 HP Bovaird and Seyfang, owned by Philip Beaudry, Albany, VT.
  • 3 HP Galloway Engine
    The author's exhibit: 3 HP Galloway, 1 3/4 HP Economy, 1 HP Alamo and 5 HP Witte saw rig.
  • Dowel lathe
    Dowel lathe, owned by Elwin (Sawmill) Brown, Walden, Vt.
  • Hercules Engine
    2 John Deere and 1 Hercules, owned by Arnold Dumas, Randolph, VT.
  • 5 HP Saxon Engine
    5 HP Saxon and related items, Roland Kendall, Randolph, VT.
  • Swing Butter Churn
    Swing butter churn, owned by Robert Williams, Barton, VT.

  • Museum Building
  • 40 HP Bovaird and Seyfang Engine
  • 3 HP Galloway Engine
  • Dowel lathe
  • Hercules Engine
  • 5 HP Saxon Engine
  • Swing Butter Churn

P.O. Box 6 Wilmington, Vermont 05363

The eighth annual engine show at the Old Stone House Museum, Brown-ington, Vermont, sponsored by the Vermont Gas & Steam Engine Association, was held as usual on the third weekend of June, the 19th & 20th, 1993.

This relatively small show has grown so much that a new field was used this year. The old area, next to the museum, was devoted to the flea market.

There were 53 exhibitors, primarily coming from Vermont, New Hampshire and Quebec, Canada.



Although small, the show is one of the most friendly. No-hookup camping is provided. On Saturday night, country music is provided around a campfire by Floyd Brown and Ozzie Plomb of Island Pond, Vermont, with refreshments furnished by Reed Cherrington, the museum director. All registered exhibitors receive passes for guided tours of the museum.

The building presently housing the Old Stone House Museum was begun in 1834, and completed in 1836, by the Reverend Alexander Twilight. Twilight was the principal of the former Orleans County Grammar School, the only school of secondary education in the area at the time. The Old Stone House was built to be used as a dormitory for the students attending the school. It was named 'Athenian Hall.' The Reverend Twilight was also the pastor of the nearby Congregational Church. He is buried in the cemetery beside the church.