The Webb Brothers: Alike in Many Ways

| July/August 1992

  • 5 HP Bessemer
    Ray Webb fires up his 5 HP Bessemer which he frequently takes to area shows.
  • Flo Trak tractor
    Carl Webb shows off his unusual Flo Trak tractor.

  • 5 HP Bessemer
  • Flo Trak tractor

RR 1, Emlenton, PA 16373. Reprinted with permission from Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s publication, Penn Lines.

Clarion County (Pa.) residents Ray Webb of  Lamartine and Carl Webb of Kossuth have much in common. First, they are brothers. They have worked for the same employer. And besides being members of Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., Parker, Pennsylvania, they both enjoy tinkering with and collecting old engines and tractors.

'We've worked with engines all our lives, but we just started collecting them about three or four years ago,' says Carl.

The brothers travel to places such as Meadville, Portersville, Titusville and Lancaster, Pennsylvania to attend shows. Collectors gather at shows to display engines, as well as to buy, sell or trade.

Ray, a retired welder for National Fuel Gas, is eager to show his collection of about thirty engines to anyone who wants to see it.

He has engines which are connected to an air compressor and a 32-volt light generator. He also has some Maytag washer engines, which need to be kick started.