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Farm equipment show in Ohio features antique implements

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A recent show in Ohio featured farm equipment.
A recent show in Ohio featured farm equipment.

A recent Ohio tractor show featured a variety of antique farm equipment, including tractors and balers.

This year marked the 45th annual show for the Old Steam and Gas Club of Dresden. According to Ohio's Zanesville Times Reporter newspaper, 60 pieces of old farm equipment were on display during the show, and the club's president, Jan Schneider, noted the event aims at preserving history.

"These are the pieces of equipment our fathers and grandfathers used to make food for the nation back in the early 1900s," Schneider told the paper. "If we don't take care of them and restore them, they'll go to a junkyard and nobody will know about these."

The paper noted that this year's show had an international aspect to it in the presence of Roger Mahan, a New Zealander who stopped by Gaumer Park in Adamsville, Ohio, which is where the show was held. Mahan is on a month-long tour that centers on antique farm equipment and machinery.

Younger people also got into the mix as a local Boy Scout troop set up a stand to sell food. The group leader, Chuck Hall, noted that he was going to quiz members of the troop on different types of machinery.

The show in Adamsville wasn't alone in hosting antique farm equipment. Recently, refurbished farm equipment was featured in a tractor drive, which was part of the state's Sandusky County Fair.
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