The village of Luckey, OH had their annual Fall Festival on Sept. 26, 27, and 28 in 1997. Jim Dunmyer attended with his Epson Photo PC and took a few pictures to share.
This festival is just that; there is a huge chicken roast put on by the American Legion, and lots & lots of flea market activity. The latter had crafts, old-timey stuff, and bricabrack. There wasn't a huge number of engines, but there was a fair representation; largest being about 15HP. There was quite a number of tractors and a consignment auction also.
"Maytag Mark" from Bluffton, OH was there with a few Maytags and a Scott & Ewing 1 HP vertical hit 'n miss. Here's Mark himself, the trailer with engines, and a closeup shot of the hit 'n miss. If you look in the background of the picture of Mark, you can see Pete Willett's stuff, outhouse and all. That Scott & Ewing was manufactured in Mark's hometown of Bluffton, OH and is SN 9412.
This is a 1907 International Famous, 3HP, owned by Doug Swisher from Rawson, OH.
There was a nice Jones, about 15 HP size, and this 1900 Spang 2-stroke engine. It has hot-tube ignition, and was running when this picture was taken. This is the drive side of a Reid, and another shot of the other side. Note the small 'pumping cylinder' alongside the main cylinder. This one was missing a flywheel, but it seemed to run OK anyway. And here's a trailerful of unrestored iron. This Economy was especially nice all mounted on trucks.
Leroy Clark sent me this picture of an engine that was at the show, but that I missed. It's home-made, based on a waterpump!
This is a picture of a 20 Kohler light plant, about 2KW in size. That little 4-cylinder engine is only about a foot long. Here's the carburetor side. Look at the first picture again and see if you can spot something that is very unusual for this type of engine. Hint: look at the parting line of the head/block and note where the sparkplugs are.
There's always some toys; here's a model of an International 'H' tractor with a lawnmower engine for power. It looks just as good from the other side, and appears to be about 1/3 to 1/2 scale.
Big boys' toys are such as this super-modified golf cart. This other fella made this Diesel-powered garden tractor, with a wide seat so both he and his wife could ride. It has a 2-cylinder air-cooled engine.
I took only a few pictures of the many very nice tractors there. This is a 1921 Samson Model 'M'. It has an unusual-looking final drive. This 1925 Model 'L' Rumely Oil Pull tractor is the smallest I've ever seen, yet still uses the same starter lever on the LH side. This John Deere Model 'L' is of 1939 vintage.
There was a primitive encampment which included this tepee, this tent, the Thunder Lodge, and this guy, who really looked the part!
The Legion fellas did roast a few chickens, as you can see by this overall shot. I heard the number '2000' connected to this operation. I suppose AlGore and Carol Browner will put a stop to this one of these days.
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