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Default Will County Threshermen's Association

Our 49th Threshing Reunion,
Antique Tractor, Gas Engine and Car Show
Featuring Port Huron Equipment
July 21th - 24th, 2011

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We're working on gathering engines and equipment for the show's feature of Port Huron Engine & Thresher Co. So far, there may be the following list of equipment:

4 19-65 Steam Engines in operation, plus some in-progress boiler parts from my #8430

1 24-75 Steam Engine

4 Rusher Separators

We are looking for more (budget allowing), especially some of the other equipment Port Huron sold - husker/shredders, sawmills, haypresses, etc., etc. If anyone is interested, let me know via private e-mail. Also looking to set up some special features as well. More on this as we get closer.

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Announcing a special event at the Will County Threshermen's Association Show:

On Saturday, July 23, our special guest will be Mr. David Kemler of Stanton, Michigan, presenting a smattering of his extensive collection of original Port Huron "stuff." This presentation will take place in the Engine Shed on the grounds, and will start right after the daily parade. The parade begins at 1:30, so the presentation will begin somewhere around 2:30-2:45.

Among the items to be presented are:
- Original build records (many of us have copies, but the binders in the original format are neat)
- Sample drawings from the factory floor (those of us who have done boiler work may have had copies of these from time to time as well)
- Catalogs, pamphlets and ad posters
- Casting patterns
- Marketing & advertising paraphanalia (match safes, watch fobs, pencils, pins, etc.)
- Correspondence to and from the factory
- Maybe some other interesting surprises

This presentation will be of particular interest to Port Huron afficianados, but should be of general interest as well. Most of these are original items from the manufacturing period, and have the accompanying historical significance. Also, it is interesting just to see the kinds of materials that are out there, and, in this case, in a single private collection. Plus, this is a chance to meet and talk to Dave, one of the truly nice guys around.

If you haven't made it over to Dave's place, this is your chance to see just a portion of the wealth of materials he has on the Port Huron Engine & Thresher Co. Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 23, 2011. We hope many of you will be able to make the trip to Will County to see this special presentation.

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Thanks Tom.

I've visited Dave's place and have viewed many of his items. Well worth the look whether are a Port Huron fan or not!. It is amazing that such records still exist and are shared. He is very generous with his knowledge.

...I may just have to pencil this in my calendar!!!

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Items available at this year's show:
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I want the mug!
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It might happen, but it will cost you - perhaps a spin around the block on the 24!!
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Tom,

I think that can be arranged....Do you think you can handle all of that power??

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Neal Drummer, George McCullom and I went looking at Port Huron theshing machines for the show yesterday and today. These pictures aren't very good, but we looked a a real cute 22" separator today that we will have at the show. It would appear to be an old one - serial #419. It will take some work, but we are going to try to get it going at the show and maybe throw a few bundles into it. It is owned by Ryan Glowacki, who lives on an old farmstead south of Sandwich, that was originally owned by his great grandfather. He took us on a tour of the buildings and the stuff he has around the old place. He is a young guy, but is into all this stuff. It was a lot of fun.

Yesterday we took a look at a 36" monster Port Huron separator (serial #10xx). It would be tough to get this one running totally, as the clean grain elevator tube is eaten away a bit. But we may work on it a bit and try to turn it over some - we'll see. This owner is Roger Cardot, from Paw Paw, Illinois. The machine was orignally sold out of the Peoria Branch Office, and Roger is the second owner. It is pretty impressive. No pictures of this one - as bad as the ones attached are, they would have been worse as this separator was tucked in the corner of an unlit shed.

Both will see the light of day, though, at the Will County Show this year. Part of the Port Huron Feature.
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Tom, let me know if you need help making belts. I am the guy that put together all the belts for the separater at the Dickson farm. Bob Ronning
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Bob,

Thanks. That may be helpful. He has the belts, and most of them look doable. Also some stock belting as well, so we should be in pretty good shape. I envision belting up to the separator and adding belts as we go as part of the show. We'll use an engine, and turn it slow to get it worked in. He's a young guy, but he's excited about seeing it run.

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How much for the hats?
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I'll check with the powers and get back to you - we talked, but I don't think we established the price yet.
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