Reaveley Road, Hancock, New Hampshire 03449
On September 21, 1975, engine and tractor collectors from all over the northeastern United States converged on Dublin, N.H. We were very pleased to see friends from the Schoharie, N.Y. and Kinzers, Pa. meets come to participate.
There were approximately 300 engines and 3 tractors. One man combined work with pleasure. He brought an old wood splitter and a pickup truck loaded with wood which he split and then loaded back onto the pickup and took on home. We also had an operating cider mill with freshly pressed cider for sale. Many people were demonstrating items such as water rams, early garden tractors, and lawn mowers. On display also was a very nice model steam railroad engine and tender.
There were about 50 antique autos including a beautiful 1901 Lane Steamer, the owner of which was busy giving rides.
Once again the Dublin Fire Department provided a very good ham and bean dinner and the Ladies Auxiliary sold soft drinks and cotton candy, the profits of which go to the fire department for new equipment. We still charge NO admission or exhibitors fee but we do sell souvenir buttons to cover costs. This year the local Jaycees raffled off a restored gas engine which was won by a local man just getting into the gas engine hobby.
This was the first year that the Dublin meet was sponsored by the Granite State Gas and Steam Engine Assoc., Inc. which was organized in the spring. The club held its first meet in June at Dave Dearborn's home in West Camp-ton, N. H. His meet is also growing fast. If all goes well, the Dublin, N. H. meet will be a 2 day meet in 1976. The date will be September 18 and 19, 1976. The general public's acceptance of the gas and steam engine meets in New Hampshire is overwhelming.
On behalf of the Granite State Gas and Steam Engine Assoc., Inc. I would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped make all the New Hampshire meets the huge success that they were.
Arthur Eldredge's 1901 Lane Steamer
Power Hack Saw.
Elmer Roth's Live Steam Model
McCormick Deering tractor
A Schramm Air Compressor.
These pictures all taken at the 1975 Dublin, New Hampshire Meet, by Wayne Fisher and Jerry Dubuque.
Parade time at the Stephenson County Antique Engine Club Show at Freeport, Illinois in 1975. At left on picture is a Nichols & Shepard 20-42 tractor owned by Norm Meinert, a very rare tractor of unusual design. Behind it is a Keck-Gonnerman 30-60 tractor owned by Delbert Hodken and Earl Sincox, a very powerful old tractor that competes at the Antique Tractor Pull at the show every year. In the background is a Farmall F-20 with McCormick mounted picker owned by Louis Lamm.
World's only Rumely Road roller, owned by Jack Maple, Route 1, Rushville, Indiana