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Don Courtright with his scale 2 HP Witte which he built from a mechanics kit. A well built display.
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Larry Beauford stands next to his Browne tractor which was built for amusement park rides. Larry has all of these known to exist.
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Harold Cooper with a few of his many engines. Note the use of grain drill press wheels.

1713 E. Walnut Ave. Enid, Oklahoma, 73701

Mother Nature gave us a beautiful day for our 4th annual Old
Iron Show on the 1st Saturday of October 1987. Our 1987 show was
held on the same spot on the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Enid,
Oklahoma, as our first gathering three years ago.

Great participation was had with several farm tractors, the
usual large number of small engines and a live steam locomotive of
1?’ scale built by James Robison of Hennessey, Oklahoma. James
had it fired up and running on bearings for an excellent display.
Also, this year’s gathering was honored with two Model T Ford
cars, one of which belongs to Archie Wight of Enid, Oklahoma.
Archie’s Ford is a 1915 as near original as he can tell except
for maybe paint and engine overhaul. This car is equipped with
Hayes wire wheels, Ruxsteel rear axle and Rocky Mountain brakes.
This car is in excellent condition for being unrestored.

To mention some other exhibitors, they all have a story of their
own. ‘Smokey’ Bowles from Ames, Oklahoma, had recently left
the hospital to bring his Maytag Rumley Oil-Pull to amaze the crowd
and Don Courtright of Caldwell, Kansas, displayed his ? scale 2HP
Witte on a well constructed set-up. Harold Cooper and George Oiler
were two of our largest exhibitors with rare and common makes alike
to make the show a success. We had Larry Beauford of Seminole,
Oklahoma, with his Browne Tractor. Larry had requested information
through GEM and now has all these little tractors known to exist.
He found them to be made for amusement park rides many years

Thus ended our 1987 Saturday meeting of old iron buffs. The show
was considered a great success by the sponsors: George Oiler, R. D.
Corley and Richard Vogt. Plans are being made for our 5th show the
first Saturday of October 1988.

Honorable mention goes out to Mary Oiler for chasing everyone
down to sign the register and issue the souvenir tags. She worked
while all of us played all day.

Appreciation to all who participated and we look for you to
return in October 1988.

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