110 Seventh Street, Emporium, Pennsylvania 15834
These two photos show some of the gas engines and other
mechanical items on display by the Allegany Mountain Engine and
Implement Association at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum located on
Route 6 between Coudersport and Galeton.
In the background of picture #1 can be seen a washing machine
collection, some operated by hand and others run by small gasoline
engines. Other exhibits in this picture include a large industrial
grind stone, water pumps, an old-fashioned drill press, old cement
mixer, and a butter churn all driven by gas engines.
In the foreground a hydraulic ram pumps water to the tank on the
tower, a small pump returns the waste water from the ram to the
tank, for continuous operation
An engine driven cream separator is trying hard to make cream
out of a white liquid placed in the machine to resemble milk.
In the same group a diesel engine generator provides lights for
the grounds after dark when the show is closed to the public.
Also several engines of various makes are popping away
contentedly running nothing.
Next to the refreshment stand at the end of the building a large
air compressor supplies air to the model steam engines inside the
building where also is shown a large collection of old brass steam
whistles of various sizes and a prize winning model railroad set
In picture #2 we see an oil field pump jack pumping away at a
2′ deep dry hole demonstrating the pumping of a well, which
normally might be a few thousand feet deep.
Operating a very old wood working lathe, another member is kept
busy turning out novelties for the children.
The shingle mill proved to be a popular attraction and people
could be seen carrying away shingles as fast as the men made them.
Parts of the logs in the foreground were cut to proper length and
the shingle mill cut and trimmed them to a tapered shingle of the
type formally used for roofing on houses. The logs are ordinarily
used to demonstrate the manufacture of lumber in the saw mill
operated by the museum.
Not shown in this picture because of their location are drag
saws, buzz saws, and an antique display in the museum’s log
camp eating shanty, a model standard well drilling rig, a watch and
flat iron collection, etc.
Moving pictures taken by one of our members while on trips to
other shows were shown daily and was an interesting and
Our organization is not limited to collectors of engines and
machinery, but anyone who has an interest in collecting articles
from the past or present is welcome to join.
Our exhibits attracted large crowds both days and plans are
under way to have another show in 1978 at a date to be announced