Visited the Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum today to check out their Farm Festival. Some neat stuff including actually running steam tractors and threshers plus a lot of older not so running hardware including old farm vehicles.
With a name like 'Big Job' this was a pretty serious rig back in its day.
Couldn't pass up the 'Global Warmer' on an old piece of farm equipment.
The blacksmith 'improving' the food retaining device of a early American rotisserie. I have to agree with his assessment that the retaining mechanism is critical to being able to eat the food you placed on the rotisserie.
Old Dodge Cab-over truck.
Yar! A working Avery threshing machine. The most interesting part to me is how someone developed this relatively complex machine without CAD and a R&D team.
A very nice Allis-Chalmers grader. The orange was pretty bright in the morning sunlight.
One of the steam powered tractors heading over to run the thresher.
Steam tractor heading over to run the thresher. Since the engine finally started running relatively smoke free by this point, I want to at least show something was moving, hence the slow shutter speed to allow the gears to blur slightly.