| May/June 1984

  • Bernard Matyniak's Farmall Regular
    A scene from the 30's? No, it's Bernard Matyniak's Farmall Regular threshing rye at the Otto Meet.

  • Bernard Matyniak's Farmall Regular

Otto Gas Engine Works 2167 Blue Ball Road Elkton, Maryland 21921

A good time was had by all at the 6th annual Otto Gas Engine Works Swap Meet and Show in September, 1983. There were plenty of gas engines, tractors and other exhibits to see. Marvin Klair tried to help me convince the spectators to cut up my winter's share of firewood with his portable one man hand operated drag saws. The chaff was flying from the Ellis Keystone thresher pulled by Bernard Matyniak's IHC Farmall Regular. Bill Jones dazzled everyone's eyes with the shiny red paint on his 1942 Chevy fire truck. Bob Roberts was making steam with his 2' scale Case traction engine. Harold Reed was practicing his road grader driving skills out in the back 40 with his 10-20 Warco grader. Lee W. Pedersen sold a lot of engine parts to put the finishing touches on those special projects we all have going. Chris DiPietro provided the motive power for the hayride/advanced transportation system with his 1937 John Deere B. Ed Rhodes brought 3 of his engines down from Maine to thaw out. His wife was surprised to go home with 5 engines. Saturday night bluegrass music is becoming an annual event as provided by John Edgerton and friends. Many others came out with their gas engines and other exhibits. Won't you come out and join the fun this year on September 22 and 23, 1984?