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EASTERN ANTIQUE POWER ASSOCIATION
(Washington, NC)

This show was scheduled for the 15th and 16th of May, 1999, and with poor weather on the 15th, we decided to go on Sunday the 16th. The weather probably kept some exhibitors and visitors away, but they all missed a great little show. The show is held on the property of Stan Hudson, who has a great collection which would make a fine show all by itself. We were impressed by the hospitality shown by exhibitors and all concerned. We would like to thank the Association and Mr. Hudson for a very pleasant day!!

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The first display we saw was this great array of aircooled engines. They were all beautifully restored and mounted on different types of skids. The top picture is an overall view, the second is a REO, and the third is a Ohlsson and Rice. These engines are owned and shown by Dennis Strickland, of Sharpsburg, NC.



The next display was a great job of demonstrating the operation of a lineshaft. Mr. Tull Worthington, of Greenville, NC.(wearing the red cap), put this display together. It includes a small cordwood saw, a reduction gear unit, a grindstone, a small buhr mill, and a pumpjack pumping water. These kinds of working displays are always crowd pleasers. Mr Worthington also gave us a tour of Stan Hudson's shop, which is like a museum in itself.


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One of the greatest aspects of this hobby, is the family participation that is often encountered. The above pictures are of the display that Leland and Mike Tucker put together. This father and son team are obviously enjoying this chance to show off their fine collection which includes a Sears/Economy drag saw outfit, a beautiful little 1 1/2 HP Fuller and Johnson, a Fairbanks Morse dishpan, a fine little buhr mill with a Sears and Roebuck brass tag still attached, and a real nice Speedex garden tractor.

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Finally, the next two pictures are of a 35 HP Bessemer diesel which is owned by Stan Hudson, who is the gentleman in the red shirt in the photo on right. I hope these pictures convey a little bit of the ground shaking power that they represent. All I could do was stand there and grin :-)

 
(For more information about the Association, please contact:)
Eastern Antique Power Association
3212 Cherry Run Road
Washington, N C  27889

 Questions or comments? Please contact Ken Christison at : christison@coastalnet.com

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