Bernardston, MA

24 May 2008

 

DSC03713.jpg (131399 bytes)  View of part of the flea market area

DSC03714.jpg (143505 bytes)  The neat thing about old engine shows is that you are likely to see most anything

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DSC03719.jpg (148069 bytes)  DSC03721.jpg (106119 bytes)  NEMES member Dave Osier has been under the weather for a while, having to miss the big show in Toledo last month, but is feeling better and is able to get out and around.  

DSC03720.jpg (124223 bytes)   Norm Jones' Mery Engine.  The Mery was a sort of hybrid when industry was moving from steam to internal combustion.  The engine is double acting like a steam engine but gas fueled.

DSC03722.jpg (156629 bytes)  DSC03752.jpg (143670 bytes)  DSC03760.jpg (140792 bytes)  DSC03761.jpg (150400 bytes)  Lawn tractors of every description were on display

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  Economy engine       Pump engine followed by rope making machine       More engines

DSC03726.jpg (174535 bytes)  DSC03727.jpg (156512 bytes)  Very pretty McCormick-Deering tractor

DSC03728.jpg (154087 bytes)  Big  pump       Even bigger pump

DSC03730.jpg (196599 bytes)  Blacksmith vise

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DSC03739.jpg (131650 bytes)  I have no idea what this is. 

DSC03742.jpg (93956 bytes)  Rollie Gaucher  DSC03743.jpg (137612 bytes)    Standing, in the white shirt, is Russ Steeves and in the     dark shirt is Rich Hubbard

DSC03745.jpg (122810 bytes)  When Dave was a kid he got one of these model engines so he was delighted to find on at the show.

DSC03746.jpg (115268 bytes)  DSC03747.jpg (93097 bytes)  Since Dave was not able to go to Toledo he missed the traditional photo op with the boys, Roy Bear and Eddie Moose so we made up for it today. The boys were delighted to see their freinds Dave and Rollie.

DSC03748.jpg (152232 bytes)  DSC03749.jpg (141233 bytes)  DSC03750.jpg (153890 bytes)  It never ceases to amaze me what folks will collect.

DSC03751.jpg (128814 bytes)  Kid sized crawler

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DSC03757.jpg (181216 bytes) DSC03758.jpg (109288 bytes) I recognized the nice boiler from last years Pepperell show

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DSC03765.jpg (208231 bytes)  DSC03766.jpg (154649 bytes)  DSC03767.jpg (150812 bytes)  Very neat sidewalk snowplow

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