| January/February 1974

  • Garden Tractor
    E. E. Huber and his garden tractor. Man with cap is Murl Sylvester near his 3 HP Economy engine, Wilbur Pressler on right in background near his 1-1/2 HP John Deere Engine on the saw horse is an early model 1-1/2 HP Lauson that Wilbur found and restored,
  • Steam Engine
    Courtesy of W. H. Dittemore, Route 1, Box 305A, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
    W. H. Dittemore
  • Johnson Type N Engine

  • Tital tractor
    Courtesy of Joseph Campsey, RD1, West Alexander, Pennsylvania 15376
    Joseph Campsey

  • Garden Tractor
  • Steam Engine
  • Johnson Type N Engine
  • Tital tractor

Rt. 1 Box 305A Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

It was a clear, warm Saturday afternoon on October 27, 1973, when members of the Texas Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Branch number 8 of the E.D.G.E.T.A. met in my back yard in Fredericksburg, Texas.

We cranked engines, ran steam engines, pumped water, ran a 'Krueger Fan', visited and took pictures.

There were seven gasoline engines, a unique air compressor, two small stationary steam engines, a gasoline engine pump jack, an old garden tractor, a model A John Deere, a Cletrac tractor, a toy steam engine with a generator, and Ted Krueger's fan.

During the afternoon my wife, Jane, and Doris Pressler took the ladies on a tour of the historical sites of Fredericksburg. Eleven members and their guests were present along with a number of children. Elwood Ware presented each family with a sack of stone ground corn meal.

They are from left to right standing, Ted Krueger, San Antonio; Duncan Seawright, Meridian, Sec.-Treas.; Bradley and Reagean Ware, Killeen; Louis Miller, Georgetown, Wilbur Pressler, Fredericksubr; Mr. Harrell, San Antonio; Elwood Ware, Killeen; Bill Dittemore, Fredericksburg; Jimmie and Murl Sylvester, Meridian. Kneeling next to engine, Dale Munday, President, Temple; E. E. Huber, Houston; and Hal Hoch, Leon Springs. Last but not least, Bill Dittemore's 5 HP Fuller and Johnson Type N Engine.


Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.

Facebook YouTube