The Oliver Gang

| January/February 1994

  • Row Crop Standard Oliver
    Norm Stuckey's newly restored very rare Super 88 Row Crop Standard Oliver.

  • Row Crop Standard Oliver

4777 Upper Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424

The 22nd annual show of Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association featured Oliver equipment August 5-8, 1993 at Findlay, Ohio. There was a lot of enthusiasm among the collectors, members of the Oliver Gang, from Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. They were determined to make their second anniversary show rival the great Oliver show three years ago, at the Miami Valley Steam Threshers at Plain City, Ohio.

The 130 Olivers were very impressive lined up in front of the brightly striped hospitality tent. It was difficult to think of a model or style that wasn't represented. The owners were complimented on the fine restoration done. Not only did the collectors bring tractors, but there was a wide variety of implements including lawn tractors lined up around the hospitality tent.

Richard Lynch, a successful farmer and Oliver man, became frustrated when unable to buy side curtains. This led him to buying industrial machines and then learning how to run them. The result was beautifully re produced curtains for several models which he can sell to help others. The McMillans also offered a wide display of items.

Everyone appreciated the efforts of Keith and Roger Blue and their families who made the show so successful. For this they were given an appropriate plaque.

Steve and Jacquelyn Fish back helped to coordinate everything. They brought many interesting pieces to the show.