The Granite State Gas and Steam Engine Association
We’re an eclectic mix of people who all enjoy vintage gas and steam engines, tractors, farm and industrial equipment and antique vehicles. If you have any of these, bring them to a show so we can see them!
Annual membership dues are $12 for renewals and $15 for new members. Dues are due (no pun intended) on January 1st. Checks may be made payable to GSG&SEA and sent to:
Send to: Andy Mackey 39 Rousseau Hts, Greenville NH 03048
First weekend in April Saturday April 2, 2016 10:30 am followed by Buffet
133 N. Main Street, Rte 3, Boscawen NH From I-93 take x17 onto Route 4 West to Route 3 South, 1 mile to Alan’s on the right
The 2016 annual meeting was held with good company and good food. There were 29 members in attendance. The board was unanimously voted in. The secretary and treasurer’s reports where read and accepted. The insurance, the boiler inspections, the trailer registrations, the permits and supplies for the shows are all in order with a good team effort. The posters for the New Boston show where distributed to many volunteers to advertise the show. Thank-you for all the help. Discussion of storing the boiler and trailer where discussed. Winter storage is needed with coverage so the snow removal can be eliminated. Most members fill up all garage space so there is a search for space. If you have a spare barn, please give us a call.
We had a wonderful presentation by Carlton Ekdahl and friends. We talked about the beginnings of the engine club and the small shows that where shared by many. The club started with seven original members. In 1969 Carlton went to Alexander NY for his eye opener first show. After that it was like eating peanuts. It doesn’t stop. He restored a 2 ½ horse Economy used at the dairy farm. One of the first shows for the club was at the Dublin Fire Station with 7 or 8 engines. There was the Dave Dearborn shows for many years. I found one clip on:
It is from a 1979 show and shows the “Kitten”. Nothing formal, just fun. The conversations continued on. A lot of farmers and dairy farmers utilizing these wonderful engines. We hope to do some more research and see more of these stories in future Granite State Exhaust issues. If you have pictures or stories, please share them with us. You can e-mail or snail mail to your editor.
The Granite State Exhaust Newsletter
The Exhaust is published 4 times a year. Submissions of stories and photographs of antique gas and steam engines and engine meets are welcomed.
Send to: Maura Keegan, Editor 61 Conifer Road Rindge NH 03461
You are encouraged to leave comments on the postings.
- Brian Barden – Chairman
- Bill Gillman, Co-Chairman
- Charlotte Johnson – Treasurer
- Andy Mackey – Secretary
- Maura Keegan – Editor
- Jordan DeGrandpre – Membership
- Dan Barker
- Phil Barker
- Mike Fleming
- Russ Hobby
- Mike Johnson
- Richard Keegan
- John Lightbody
- Bob Wallace