About

     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

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

Annual Meeting

First weekend in April     Saturday  April 2, 2016     10:30 am   followed by Buffet

Alan’s Restaurant
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:

http://www.farmcollector.com/steam-traction/granite-state-gas-and-steam-engine-association-show-report.aspx

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

email: gsgassteamenginea@gmail.com

You are encouraged to leave comments on the postings.

Current Directors

  • 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

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello –
    Your Dublin show is the last and my most favorite show of the summer season. What are the dates for the 2014 meet? I am seeing and hearing conflicts all over. I Know it is normally the second weekend of September but I have seen a preparation date of “Sunday September 1st” which doesn’t exist and show dates of “September 6, 7 and 8” which is Saturday through Monday in 2014. I also talked with one of your tool vendors today and they said your meet is September 6th and 7th, the first weekend of the month, a week before the Bennington Vermont car show.

    Thanks!
    Jerry

  2. Hello,

    I am looking for someone who is able to help me with information on Hit and Miss Engines. My Father needs to sell his collection and I am trying to help him but have really no idea where to begin. He has Fairbanks Morse engines, Alpha as well as Canadian engines. If someone could point me in the right direction as to how to go about getting more information/selling these, I would greatly appreciate it. I am unable to transport these to this show which is too bad because this would’ve been perfect.

    I can be reached by e-mail at kerryk29@comcast.net.

    Thank you!

    Kerry

  3. Hi Maura, I left a message on your phone number, I wish to get the date of the Belknap county 4h fair on the website and in the news letter, I also have some pictures I can add, the dates are August 13-14 if members wish to show their engines we would welcome them preferably farm implement oriented . Thanks, Earl Leighton

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