Winchester, Kentucky

| May/June 1981

  • Displays of gas engines
    Some of the displays of gas engines at the show.
  • Displays of gas engines
    Some of the displays of gas engines at the show.
  • David Craycraft starting some of his engines
    David Craycraft, right, starting some of his engines.

  • Displays of gas engines
  • Displays of gas engines
  • David Craycraft starting some of his engines

Box 368, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342

Last fall I attended the Third Antique Farm Machinery Show held on the farm of Mr. David Craycraft near Winchester, Kentucky in Clark County. Both David and his lovely wife, Pauline, made us feel right at home.

There were over 100 engines on display, including a mill grinding out flour-pumps pumping water, a rock crusher and a display of old hand tools. Some of the engines that I took note of were: Fairbanks Morse, Witte, Bohon, Hagan, McCormick Deering, Economy, Stover, Sattley, Domestic, Fuller & Johnson, and several Delco light plants, a Delaval cream separator engine, a Case tractor, John Deere Minneapolis Moline and McCormick Deering F-12.

In addition to the engines and tractors, there were two fire trucks and six antique cars.

A great time was shared by all visiting and swapping stories- exchanging ideas about what works best. Everyone was greeted by the Craycraft's little dog, Smokey.

I will be looking forward to visiting the Craycrafts again in September.


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