Gas- Up At Murray, IA


| November/December 1975

  • A scene of threshing rye on my farm
    Courtesy of Clinton Clayton, Clearwater, Minnesota 55320
    Clinton Clayton
  • Old Twin City tractor
    Twin City tractor.
    Clinton Clayton
  • Gilbert Leepsy
    Gilbert Leeps
    Art Dickey
  • James Thorpe of Lomoni,'
    James Thorpe of Lomoni
    Art Dickey
  • Delco Plant
    Delco Plant
    Art Dickey
  • 4 HP engine
    4 HP engine
    Art Dickey
  • C Center - Kenny Shoff of Murray
    C Center - Kenny Shoff of Murray
    Art Dickey
  • Vermont's first invitational gas engine
    A Gaysville, Vermont meadow was the scene of Vermont's first invitational gas engine meet on Sunday, August 24, 1975. Even though the rain spattered all day, about 30 owners of over 40 engines showed off their 'pride and joys'.' The engines varied in
    Hale Mattoon
  • Collection of old planter lids
    Collection of old planter lids
    Art Dickey
  • An Eaglesfield garden tractorg
    Courtesy of J.W. Harlan, 2324 Hardy, Independence, Missouri 64052
    J.W. Harlan
  • Unitractor
    Unitractor 1947 -Courtesy of J.W. Harlan, 2324 Hardy, Independence, Missouri 64052
    J.W. Harlan

  • A scene of threshing rye on my farm
  • Old Twin City tractor
  • Gilbert Leepsy
  • James Thorpe of Lomoni,'
  • Delco Plant
  • 4 HP engine
  • C Center - Kenny Shoff of Murray
  • Vermont's first invitational gas engine
  • Collection of old planter lids
  • An Eaglesfield garden tractorg
  • Unitractor

306 W. Anthony, Corydon, Iowa 50060

Courtesy of Art Dickey, 306 W. Anthony, Corydon, Iowa 50060

Murray, Iowa with his  Dick Williams of Runnels, Iowa, Fuller & Johnson and  James Thorpe of Lomoni, Iowa with his Scott Bros, engine.  Kenny Shoff of Murray and his group of musicians; Paul Spearing of Baxter, Iowa with his etc. All these pictures are from the Murray, Iowa Show.

It was a pleasure to be able to attend a Gas-Up at Murray, Ia. on June 1st of this year. This was a two day show put on by 'The Central Hawkeye Gas Engine and Tractor Association'. On Sunday afternoon, when I was there, I took a quick count and counted 69 engines. I like to go to shows sponsored by this club as I always get to see some old friends and meet some new ones. This show was held in a nice shady grove which was ideal for an event like this, but no good for pictures as my old instamatic and I found out.



I ran across Jerry Kleinbeck of Murray, Ia. as soon as I got there. It was easy because I think he had the biggest gas engine there, a 10 HP Fairbanks Morse that he went way down to New Mexico after. Any day I expect to hear that one of these members has gone to some foreign country after an engine. I think Jerry was also the one that had the lawnmower powered by a twin cylinder Maytag engine; the second such machine I had ever seen. Next to Jerry was another Murray club member I had never met, Gilbert Leeps. Gilbert had a Delco light plant running in full swing, also met Jerry Lamp from Murray but got mixed up on whose engine was whose.

While eating lunch, I met Dick Williams and wife from Runnells, la. I learned Dick has a couple of steam engines and lots of other goodies, and his wife also has a nice collection of antiques. Dick brought a nice Fuller and Johnson 4 HP engine to the show.



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