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Dave, I know the dignitaries name is right on the tip of my tongue, and for the life of me I cannot think of it.

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Here is a full page ad from the July/August 1967 Iron-Men Album for the show. Note they closed on Sunday! We sometimes forget that having anything operating on Sundays was a real no-no in Ontario until recent times.
Also, the names of some of the dignataries who are all gone now. Mr. Smith has been mentioned here before. Mr Shillinglaw was another of the pioneer collectors here and his family is still active in the hobby. Mr. Davison came over from Michigan to be an active member. He had quite a collection of iron in his day also.
Admission set you back a whole dollar - folding money back then too with the Queen's smiling face on there. If there were 2 of you, you could use a two dollar bill. Anyone remember what colour they were? Mr. Davison must have done up the ad because he used the Michigan spelling for Labour Day!
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Hey uncle G you will have to tell us what colour the two dollar bill was we are all to young it was a redish colour wasn`t it.
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Taupe!!! Kinda red clay colour.


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Yes that's Harold Gaddye on the penny farthing and I think thats Bill Stewart our agriculture minister on the steam engine. Our first trip to Milton was 1973, we had met Harry Frazer at Cookstown and he invited us down. He had several tractors there so at parade time he and Audry , my girlfriend at the time, took "The Minneapolis" and I got to drive the Twin City with John Howe as my chauffeur . I didn't know he was called "The Bear" at the time but I see why. The next weekend we went to Blyth and showed our engines for the first time. Thanks for starting this thread Rick. The man on the McTaggart is a young Jim Heaslip .

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Hey you will have to tell us what colour the two dollar bill was we are all to young it was a redish colour wasn`t it.
Too young eh? Thankfully we have this "smilie" -
I am out of "thanks" for now so Thanks to the above folks!
Here are a couple more, a couple of rollers just said to be a Buffalo-Springfield and a Waterous. Could the Waterous have been Ross Johnson's?
The Waterloo belonged to a gentleman named Thompson from Toronto? Not familiar with that one? These pix are from mid 60s.
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That would be Burt Kitchen's Case next to the Waterloo. Burt was from Barrie.

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Dave..I believe the girl with the trophy is Hughie Clarks daughter Holly.

We know the secret to Sawyers adventures at the grandstand...he was a star!! performing on stage all the time

If you guys ever get a picture of Dad's Goodison I would appreciate it. Seems we take pictures of other peoples collections but never our own.
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[QUOTE=G Willikers;361142]Here is a full page ad from the July/August 1967 Iron-Men Album for the show. Note they closed on Sunday! We sometimes forget that having anything operating on Sundays was a real no-no in Ontario until recent times.





Rick.....Thank goodness the show runs Sundays now. Back then Dad's entire crew would come up to our place on Sunday,break into 2 teams and drag out 2 pieces of equipment,tractors or trucks and compete as to who could get the item running first... lol..it's a wonder they survived...there was the fire one year with the diamond T and I believe an incident with the 4 wheel drive Massey.

Remember the dance/corn roast at Sherwoods on Main Street every year??
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Sharon,
I am just a young pup and can't possibly remember that far back!
What size Goodison did you have? I guess I had forgotten that one. One sold near Newmarket a couple of years ago and went to Poland. Could that be it?
Well, I keep finding 'em and this picture is from an old Iron-Men Album, 1971. It shows Ross Johnson on left and Sam Macdonald (?) in front of Ross' Port Huron as it won the best-of award that year. The old engine does look great. Okay Beth, it has serial #8528 - where be she now?
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G,

Excellent question. I bet Dave Kemler would know!

It appears to have a custom canopy. The front support is unique as are the scalloped edges.

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Sharon: I was going to suggest Holly Clark, thankyou for that. As for antics "on" the stage, I'm just glad you did not say "under". I think poor old Peter Leadbottom did not know what was coming next sometimes. I recall one time, we decided we were going to enter the tractor pull. We asked Bud Chester if we could use his M-H pony. We strung a rope around the front axle and proceeded to pull it past the stage [those things are harder to pull than they look]. Peter's response was "oh look, 3 jackass' pulling a pony". We stoped in front of the stage one time in our Model T to banter with Ross and Peter during the tractor pull, and while they kept us occupeed, Alan Mcbay [?] came up behind us with loader tractor and filled the back seat of the T with chaff, straw and dirt, we informed him we had just washed it.

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The Waterloo belonged to a gentleman named Thompson from Toronto? Not familiar with that one? These pix are from mid 60s.
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G: I know, I know that fellows name, I believe his son's name was John [his knickname was "The Pup"], and they were members of our club as well. Well dad just called and I asked him, and his name was Clayton. This should be Bucknell's engine. Dad said Jim bought it at the estate sale.

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Thanks for the names. Im keeping track & going to update some records maybe for picture at 50th show???

Heres a few more for you to try & name.
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Well kids, we are going to have a white Christmas. Unless it gets awfully warm next week. I can barely see the neighbours out the shack window this morning - a wall of white. I would say we will have a big part of Lake Ontario flipped over and into our yard before the day is over. They are calling it a Colorado low or an Oklahoma oops or something - hey! we Canucks usually get blamed for the winter weather!
At any rate, all you Ontario kids should be hunkered down at home today and looking through your shoe boxes of old snapshots for SteamEra pictures to post here, eh? All except Robert bin Sawyer as he can cheerfully walk to work!
One event we don't see many pictures of is the time they brought Mr. Christian's 110 Case over? That created quite a stir! Somewhere, I have an old Iron Mens or E&E with a big story on that as Mr. Christian took that engine to quite a number of events that summer. Also, don't see many pictures of Pap Orth's and also MacPherson's Buffalo-Pitts and Frick engines?
Keep em coming - pictures not snow!
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Holy crap!! I was away for a day and missed all this chatter.
I have to catch up.

I agree with you G on remembering the old members.
I plan on making a formal recommendation to the club to make some space for people to set up memorials for the past members for the 50th show.
I am planning something for Dad.

Robert, you are pretty well right on as to where Gerald is with the Rumely. If you look close behind the front end of the tractor there is a piece of machinery with a pulley on top of it.
This was a screw making machine that Johny Pell exhibited for years until his passing.
It came out of the P.L. Robertson factory in Milton.
Old P.L. was famous for the Robertson or square head screw, which in my mind is still one of the best screw heads made.
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G: I have several pics of that 110, that would have had to be
'85, which was also the year of the S-M feature if memory serves me. They are not yet scanned, but I have a week off after the New Year and perhaps I can get a chance to sit down at puter and scanner.

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Ross: Thanx for the heads up on the screw machine, I had forgotten about that, but when I do go to Milton, I always go in past the Robertson Plant. If you look at the front wheels of the Rumely it looks like Gerald is getting ready to turn into the infield.

G.: We have a shite load of snow right now. It was bad enough here at 3 that two of our horses could not find their way back into the barn.

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No shortage of snow in Orangeville either , glad its the weekend. Don't have to deal with customers who didnt fix their car before bad weather hit. (til monday) Found a whole bunch of negatives 20-30 at my dads from Steam-Era circa mid 60's. Took them to Photo store to get prints made today. Will post when i get them. I could see a Reeve/ Several Sawyers & Case. Coming soon

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