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Corn Carnival Antique Power Show By Margaret Thomsen

July 8, 2011
Northern-Sun Print
It was the most amazing sound as the antique engines purred during the annual Corn Carnival Antique Power Show.  Many of these small engines are approaching 100 years in age, yet, with the tender care of their owners they run just as they did many decades ago.

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Wayne Judge of Garwin brought his 1917 one and a half horse power Stover engine. He purchased it from a private person in Texas. Wayne quipped, 'He had too many engines and now I have the same thing'. The 76 year young Judge has about 15 engines. He said most of them were used on pump jacks and small grinders.  Some even had attachments that they could be hooked up to run a butter churn or a cream separator.  He pointed out that what this photographer thought was a sediment bulb was actually there to drip oil into the pistons and rings so they do not seize up.



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