The Dublin Gas Engine Meet team would like to give a big “Thank you” to all the exhibitors and spectators who made our 2017 show here in Dublin a GREAT SUCCESS! It was wonderful to see many young people attending this year. It is a vision of our organization to keep the history of agriculture and industry alive for future generations of learning.
The group that organized the 46th Annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet, held September 8-10 at Cricket Hill Farm, consists of volunteers who work all year to try and put together a successful meet. It is a great group, composed of more than a dozen close-knit folks who all work equally hard.
Below are some images from our 2017 Show. Please click first image for slideshow.
The show was held in honor of Paul Burnham. Paul’s son Curtis brought his Farmall H to the meet. Paul attended many gas engine meets and brought his twin cylinder diesel-pumping system, which was on the meet’s poster in 1994. It was big, loud, and you would usually find Paul tinkering with it or talking to other exhibitors or visitors. After Paul sold his engine, he displayed his tractors at the shows.
Among the many other working displays at the show were a wood splitter, rock crusher, stationary hay baler, and the popular “Mary Ann,” which is a 1927 Brown Hoist gas shovel. Many gas and steam engines were on display as well as a large number of antique cars and tractors.
There was a flea market in the back for people looking for engine-related vintage items.
By Diddie Staples, Secretary. Diddie is one of 15 members on the Dublin Gas Engine Meet committee.
Article, courtesy The Dublin Advocate October 2017.
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Video courtesy RedRyder