By Diddie Staples
The weather was perfect for the 47th Annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet held September 7, 8, & 9 at Cricket Hill Farm in Dublin, and the weekend was filled with various exhibits and events.
Among the many pieces of working machinery were a rock crusher, shingle mill, wood lathe, wood splitter, corn chopper, corn grinder, and a drag saw (think of a powered hand saw that goes back and forth).
Also exhibited was a bolter mill, which is a machine that makes wood to assemble apple boxes. We cannot forget the ice cream maker run by the Monadnock Mountaineer 4-H club. Cool temperatures did not deter people’s desire for ice cream!
New this year was the first stage of the railroad track. Member Will Weidner’s knowledge and planning spear-headed this project. It included a flat car that travels down the track, which was located next to the stone wall. There was a tractor and vehicle parade held at 1pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s show was held in memory of Cles Staples. Cles played a big part in each of the previous 46 shows. His tractor was driven in the parade Saturday by his son Chris and his granddaughter Riley. Diddie Staples was in the parade driving the other tractor that Cles always drove, the red Farmall.
Below are some images from our 20187 Show. Please click first image for slideshow.
There was a flea market in the back for people looking for engine-related vintage items.
Diddie Staples, Secretary, is one of 15 members on the Dublin Gas Engine Meet committee.
Article, courtesy The Dublin Advocate October 2018.
Video courtesy Trukluver