In Memoriam


| May/June 2004


Thomas (Tommy) E. Hoodenpyle, 76, Earlington, Ky., passed away on Dec. 30, 2003. Tommy was a founding member of the International Harvester Collectors Kentucky Chapter 24, holding membership number eight. He was an Army veteran, a member of the Masonic Order, and a member of the American Legion and Salvation Army Board of Directors. Tommy was an enthusiastic collector of International Harvester tractors (his F-20 looked new), and he will be missed at our Red Power shows and meetings.

Submitted by International Harvester Collectors, Kentucky Chapter 24

Chan Mason, Oneida, N.Y., passed away suddenly at the age of 67 on Nov. 29, 2003. He was an avid, long-time engine collector, buying and selling between 200 and 300 engines.

His most notable engine was a 6 HP circa-1903 Badger made by C.P.&J. Lawson, one of perhaps three or four known to exist. This engine was featured in the January 2001 GEM. His other favorite engine, which he often ran at shows such as Flywheels and Pulleys Club Old Time Gas and Steam Show in Constableville, N.Y., and at Coolsprings, Pa., was a 22-1/2 HP circa-1910 Bessemer two-cycle oil field engine. He also wrote several articles for Gas Engine Magazine, most recently in the March 2003 issue.



Chan was a photographer and salesman by trade. A true renaissance man, he had multiple talents and interests including music, trains, flying, skiing, fishing and snorkeling. Survivors include his wife, Kay, and children, Beth, Chris and David, and their families.

Submitted by Kay Mason and Beth Mason