COON RAPID SWAP MEET A SUCCESS


| September/October 1973



Gas Engine

Courtesy of Russell W. Carpenter, Coon Rapids, Iowa 50058

Russell W. Carpenter

Central States Gas & Steam Swap Meet, sponsored by Central Hawkeye Gas Engine & Tractor Ass'n. Inc., was a success in spite of an all day rain. There was plenty of room inside and could of handled many more people. There were swappers from seven states and all went home happy.

Jim Withers and pardner had a large load of rare engines. They sold or traded all but one, that was a side shaft - which was for show only.

Wally Nelson went home empty and called later saying it was the best Swap Meet he has attended.

The boys from near Brookings, South Dakota brought a load and swapped or sold them all.

I saw five side shafts that were sold or traded. Also Taylor vacuum, Handy Andy, Olds and many others. It was a good place to pick up drip oilers, magnetos and all kinds of parts.

The Flea Market was in a heated building and all did real well there. There were Cast Iron Collectors with trading stock from Kansas, Nebraska and Illinois.