Owensville Threshers Association Show
Ferd Aufdu Heide
Mrs. Clinton Metzger
Owensville, Missouri 65066
The Owensville Threshers Assciation Show is held at City Park in
Rosebud, Missouri the Third week-end in July. The show held in 1974
consisted of seven large steam engines, among them a 12 HP Case, a
Russell, 2 Keck Gonnermans and an Avery undermounted.
Gasoline tractors included several old John Deeres, Case and Mc.
Cormick Deering, several old Hubers and Keck Gonnermans. A neatly
restored Oliver Hart Parr, a Cletrac Cat, an Indiana front wheel
drive, Fordson and 8-16 International.
There were several model steam engines and a good selection of
gas engines. Among those were Aero, Motor, Busy Boy, Economy,
Detroit, Novo, New Way, Maytag and others.
Featured at the show were events as lumber sawing, wood planing,
threshing with steam, corn shredding, shingle splitting by the old
hand fashioned way, feed grinding with horse powered sweep feed
mill. Also, feed making with hand powered mill.
For the ladies, a quilting party was underway. Also
demonstraations on chair caning and broom making. Pony rides were
had every day. Evening entertainment consisted of open air dance,
both modern and old dances.
We bought our engine from a man near Gettysburg, Ohio several
years ago and restored it to its present condition. It is a family
project with us and our five daughters and sons-in-law and
grandchildren. The above pictures are of before and after.