Courtesy of Wayne L. Fisher, Reaveley Road, Hancock, New Hampshire 03449
The Second Annual Gas Engine Meet was held in Dublin, New Hampshire, on September 30, 1973, when the weatherman was more than good to us with plenty of sunshine and warm breezes. There were about 115 engines -- more than double the entries of last year -- on display, including steam, hot air, and many varieties of gasoline. There were also about a dozen antique cars on display.
The Dublin Fire Department served a beanhole bean dinner complete with ham and all the fixin's. A big thank you goes out from all in attendance to the fire company for a very good meal.
This meet is getting to be quite popular in New England as all of the New England states were represented. Really getting into the swing of things, Philip and Robert Harnden brought their engines to the meet all the way up from Massachusetts in a Model T Trailer towed by a 1926 M6del T Ford Roadster. And Alfred Messier of Templeton, Massachusetts, brought his 1 1/2 hp. Detroit engine up in the back of his 1928 Model A Ford Canopy Truck. Once again Mike Worcester and Brian Barden of Dublin had the largest engine with their 10 hp. Abenaque. Mike and Brian also had a very nice Rider-Ericsson hot air engine. There were drag saws, outboard motors, lawnmowers, and a sewing machine steam engine there, too.
10 HP Abenaque engine owned by Mike Worcester and Brian Barden of Dublin, New Hampshire.
Now that cold weather is coming to the New England states, we are looking forward to 1974 and more meets. We are now planning to hold the Third Annual Meet the last Sunday in September at the same location. For further information contact either Wayne Fisher, Reaveley Road, Hancock, N. H. 03449, or Mike Worcester, Snow Hill, Dublin, N. H. 03444.
We want to thank all who helped to make this meet a success and hope to see you all next year.
NOTE: This meet is not supported by any entry fee or the like -- spectators and exhibitors are both admitted free of charge. The sale of souvenir buttons is used to defray the costs of the meet. Any profits made on the bean dinner are used by the fire company for equipment.
Stover Drag Saw owned by Clesson Blake
Werner Mueller - sewing machine stem engine at the New Hampshire Gas Engine Meet.
2 cylinder Koban Outboard motor -Zimmerman's Sport Shop
Rider-Ericsson Hot Air engine owned by Mike Worcester