Antique Machines always a wonder
The annual Eastern Townships Antique Machinery Exposition took place last weekend on the site of the Fromagerie de la Station, in Compton, under sunny skies. “The weather cooperated and we had hot and sunny weather. The rain held off until about 6:00 Sunday evening,” said Gordon Barnett, one of the organizers. Between fifty and fifty five exhibitors, some of them new and with new kinds of antique equipment, displayed their treasures to around five hundred visitors to the twoday event.
“We have something new every year. This year we had a steam tractor built in 1917 which was operational, and a demonstration with a chainsaw with a four foot long blade,” said Mr. Barnett. Other demonstrations included that of a gas-engine powered washing machine, a knitting machine and the spinning of yarn, dog and cat hair!
Some of the first chainsaws built had a circular saw rather than a long sawblade, as seen here at the Eastern Townships Antique Machinery Exposition held in Compton last weekend.