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Old 10-04-2009, 08:55:12 PM
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Hello All,

I was wondering what unique displays of equipment, run by engines of course, members have seen or may have?
One display that impressed me was a nice grist mill run by a domestic. What else is out there?
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:08:23 PM
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Default Re: unusual displays

I have a rocking tub washing machine I belt to an engine. Also water well with pump jack gets a lot of attention.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:18:07 PM
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If you look at my profile picture. I run a deer head off a IHC LA with factory pump jack. It is a definate attention getter at shows. We put a sign next to it "Nothing runs like a Deere with an International behind it".
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At Longmont, CO a gentleman made an aluminum can crusher out of a pump jack laid horizonal. It was being run by an old engine. Many folks were giving him their empty cans to crush. Probably paid for the gas on his display and maybe lunch. Their concesion stand was very reasonable and no admission charge, donation only. Nice show
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Default Re: Unusual Displays

Here's one from a show this past weekend at Santee, California...owned by the Northcote family. Always gets a lot of attention at the shows.
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I was just thinking about a display I saw years ago. It was a post hole drill that drilled the rectangular holes. That was neat watching the bit twirl around and make the holes. I have searched for years and still haven't found one like it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31:51 PM
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That post hole drill you mentioned was probably at the Kutztown Dutch Festival. I have never seen another like it either. Judging by the wooden construction, I would guess there was never many made, maybe a one and only prototype.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:09:49 PM
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I have an old 2 hole corn sheller that I run with my 1 1/2 hp Fairbanks. This sheller originally belonged to my great-grandfather. I put lots of corn through it at a show. People love seeing an engine belted up and at work. I often have big crowds watching it run.
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I'm working on plans for an air compressor with a small tank to either run an air horn, or blow up balloons for the kiddos. Also a belt drive water pump hooked up to a shower head, and a can crusher from an old reciprocating well water pump... big plans if I can get all of it together!
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Here is my daughters "ride".Gives her something to do during a show.
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My engine drives a lineshaft mounted under an 8' table that operates three separate bench mounted table saws, each saw is setup and jigged to manufacture puzzle pieces that then get assembled in front of numerous spectators. The puzzles are then sold for a $1.00 I prefer that kids get involved in starting and operating the engines, putting the puzzles together, selling, and thus stay away from the saws. Trying to find kids that are willing to work for a split of the dough is pretty tough. Some spectators are really into it, others after watching the whole process, I will tell them its the best priced show souveneer not made in china, will say, well where was it made. duh!!!!!!!!! Have great year and stop by and say hey at the Midwest Old Threshers Mt. Pleasant show next year I think the display stands out Keith P
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Here is my daughters "ride".Gives her something to do during a show.
do you have video of this contraption
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