The 1973 Reunion of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association


| November/December 1973

  • Case Tractor and  Rumely Tractor
    Courtesy of Mrs. Bill Wilson, 2055th Street, Liberal, Kansas 67901
    Mrs. Bill Wilson
  • Farmall Tractors
    Courtesy of William E. Hall, 15700 Santini Road, Burtonville, Maryland 20730
    William E. Hall
  • 4 HP Monitor engines
    Harry Chapman of Oblong and Frank Samson of Tolono posing with Frank's
    Walt Towsend
  • 20 HP Superior engine
    Walt Townsend of Henry, Illinois and his 20 HP Superior engine
    Walt Towsend
  • 15 HP Fairbanks Morse
    Courtesy of Walt Towsend, 57 Crescent Court, Henry, Illinois 61537
    Walt Towsend
  • Gas Farm Tractors
    Courtesy of Billy Byrd, 369 S. Harrig Street, Madisonville, Kentucky 42431
    Billy Byrd
  • Sears Farm Master
    Courtesy of Lewis H. Cline, 603 Fremont Street, Middleville, Michigan 49333
    Lewis H. Cline
  • Nelson Chain Drive
    Photo shows Nelson chain drive and steering rods.
  • Fuller & Johnson Engine
    Left photo is a Fuller & Johnson engine, 2-1/2 HP, vintage 1923.
    Lewis H. Cline
  • Final Drive
    The shot is part of final drive.
  • Nelson 4-Wheel Steer
    The Nelson 4-wheel steer and drive, a rare tractor.
  • Farm Horse Tractor
    A Farm Horse tractor
    Melvin Hellwinckel
  • Rock Island Tractor
    Climax motor Model K. No. 688. we see them threshing with a Rock Island tractor.
    Melvin Hellwinckel
  • Bates Steel Mule Tractor
    Courtesy of Melvin Hellwinckel, 1022 N. Elm Street, Luverne, Minnesota 56156
    Melvin Hellwinckel
  • Robert DeBosky
    Robert DeBosky on his son, John's beautifully restored McCormick-Deering 10-20 at the Shenandoah Show.
    William E. Hall
  • Antique Cars
    The antique cars on display.
    William E. Hall

  • Case Tractor and  Rumely Tractor
  • Farmall Tractors
  • 4 HP Monitor engines
  • 20 HP Superior engine
  • 15 HP Fairbanks Morse
  • Gas Farm Tractors
  • Sears Farm Master
  • Nelson Chain Drive
  • Fuller & Johnson Engine
  • Final Drive
  • Nelson 4-Wheel Steer
  • Farm Horse Tractor
  • Rock Island Tractor
  • Bates Steel Mule Tractor
  • Robert DeBosky
  • Antique Cars

204 Ball Road, Marion, New York 14505

We had 2-1/2 very good days for the show with however, 1/2 of Saturday raining very heavy. It didn't last long but made the rest of the day a fizzle. The dance at night pulled back the spirits of the members.

Friday was a very busy day even though many of us had to work at our regular jobs until late. Things were purring along very well, when 1 got there at six o'clock. There were more people coming in on Friday than we've had in previous years. Many displays were still being set up late Friday.

Saturday, things were going full force with Roland Reigle as Master of Ceremonies all through the show. Campers had come in the night and many flowed in during the day. The hillside was full.



Les Caves had belted up to the old stone crusher with a 22-40 Cross Engine Case and was turning out pebbles and dust while Dave Shearns dropped in large rocks.

Later, Glen Orbaker belted his A.D. Baker to Fred Walton's separator with a stacker and threshed some weedy wheat. A little later they went to oats. Both were a little wet.