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Charter Members

The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Assoc., Inc. was incorporated in 1966 with twenty charter members.

They were, front row left to right: Ben Trice, Paul Secrist, Herman Layton, Norris Todd, Leonard Monath, James Layton, Howard Engle, Richard Engle*, Walter Messick, Lee Whitmore, A.B. Rosser, Lloyd Pahlman II*, Lee Engle. Back row: Wilber Engle, Clifford Baker, Ross Rhodes, Pete Lovelace, Norris Chambers, Lloyd Pahlman, Melvin Engle, Paul Singer, Ted Thomas.

* Not a charter member.

Howard Engle

 

Howard Engle was one of the first exhibitors to
come to our shows. Here he is pictured with
his homemade steam engine in a very early photo.

 

 

Unloading Smokey Joe

 

 

On  April 30, 1972 Jim Layton, Bill Smith, Charles Turner and son, Ricky, left for Haines City, Florida to pick up Smokey Joe. Shown are Jim, Norris Chambers, Howard Engle and Jim Frampton unloading the locomotive on the track at the showgrounds. Smokey Joe was built in 1961 by Crown Metal Products and is  16" ga., a replica of the Civil War locomotive, "The General."

 

Jim Frampton's engine

In this c. 1976 photo, Jim Frampton is operating
his homemade steam engine at our show.
Notice how empty the front field looks compared
to the number of tractors in it today.

 

Farquhar & Shingle Mill

 

 

Here a Farquhar portable engine
is belted to the Lane shingle mill
at a mid-1970s show.

 

 

Joe Calloway & the Country Ramblers

 

Joe Calloway and  his Country Ramblers
were a big hit at our free evening music shows.
His bluegrass music entertained
show visitors for many years.

 

Gas Engine Field

 

Here is a scene from the
gas engine field in the mid-1970s.

 

Bill Hammond, Broommaker

 

 

 

Bill Hammond of Felton, DE made
brooms at our shows for many years.
Here he is at work on a broom for a customer.

 

 

 

1976 Parade Float

Shows are not the only activities members take part in.
During the bicentennial of Caroline County in 1974 and the bicentennial of the United States in 1976, members participated in a lot of parades. Throughout the years, members have taken part in too many parades to count throughout the Delmarva peninsula. These ladies (and gentleman) are getting into the Caroline County Bicentennial spirit with this float. They are left to right: Shirley Jackson, George L. Jackson, Patricia Layton, Brenda Layton, Mildred Layton and Edith Roberts.
The sign reads "14 Years in Caroline County."

Pahlman's Frick

 

 

This is Lloyd Pahlman's double cylinder Frick engine belted to the thresher at one of our earlier shows.



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If you have any questions or comments you may contact us by writing to:
Eastern Shore Threshermen, 5946 Federalsburg Hwy., Federalsburg, MD 21632
Brenda Stant, Secretary, 410-673-2414 or e-mail:
threshermen@toad.net

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