Essex Shipbuilding Museum
2nd Annual Steam Muster 18 October 2008
Norm Jones handed me a disc of photos at the Straw Hollow Frostbite Crank Up and I have put them on a separate page HERE
17 November 2008 I recently received a letter from Ed Howard with more information about some of the exhibits at the show. I will put them in red print to make them stand out.
MPG WMV Todd Cahill's display. This was the first time I had seen Todd set up his wonderful display and let me tell you, there is a LOT of work that goes into it!
( L to R) Museum personality Ed Howard (right in photo) chats with some fellows coming in to display, Terri Groff tries to warm up with a cup of coffee and last one of NEMES new show signs.
Great display of antique steam models
MPG WMV Self contained steam engine and boiler for small operations. The engine was built in the Colt Works in Hartford CT after the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression, if you prefer).
MPG WMV Ray HasBrouck designed #8 engine mounted in a very fine looking launch. Turned out that all day I was sending folks over to the launch to see a completed and running #8 and they were sending folks to my display to see what the same engine looks like in pieces since I am still building my #8
Another launch on display
MPG WMV The band is the Goodhues Band. You can find more about them on their site:
A great collection of whistles The whistle display is shown by John Schroeder of North Andover MA.
When the tide goes out in Essex it goes WAY out
Modeler checks his display in the Waterline building
(L) Bill Brackett built and displayed his drill sharpening grinder while the designer Les Russell looks on. That is Les in the (R) photo
VERY old coal truck MPG WMV The coal truck belongs to Ted Valpey of Dover NH. The manufacturer was Autocar Company of Ardmore PA. The date of manufacture is not certain but is believed to be 1908, 1909 or 1910. The truck was in service in Glouster MA and may very well have delivered coal to the Essex Shipyard in its day.
Norm Jones chats with show visitors
NEMES member Oliver ?? displayed this lovely model steamer
Great locos on display
In the museum workshop
The gentleman on the right is Barry O'Brien who was doing Muster announcing with a wireless microphone and went around the grounds interviewing exhibitors. A very nice touch which added to the show.
Music was provided by this blue grass band
I think I heard that these engines were being displayed by a MIT professor but I didn't get an opportunity to meet him.
Bea and Dick Boucher. Dick is NEMES current president MPG WMV The screaming noise is Dick's blower mounted on the top of the smokestack.
Half scale Rumley traction engine MPG WMV
These photos were received from Al Goldberg on 12 November 2008l Thank you Al!
A new what is it? An email correspondent, Waly, of northern Nevada tells me that this tool is a sausage stuffer. Thanks Waly!
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