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Albert City Threshermen Case Expo

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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This 1913 20-40 Case Engine, owned by Bruce Lenz of Manson, will be on display at Saturday's show. Photo contributed
The Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Association will host the J.I. Case Heritage Foundation Expo at their annual show this weekend.

The three-day show will be held August 12-14 at the show grounds west of Albert City on highway M-54.

The J. I. Case Heritage Foundation is an international group of Case collectors and enthusiasts started in 1987. Members are coming from all over the U.S. and Canada to display steam engines, automobiles, tractors, implements and memorabilia. They will be joined by the Northland Case Collectors Club which will be holding its annual summer show.

A special activity will be the Incline Ramp, where Carl Tuttle of Howell, Mich. will climb his steam engine up a special ramp built to demonstrate the power of the engine.

Field activities and demonstrations will include wheat combining, raking, baling, disking and plowing. Another feature will be lawn and garden tractor exhibits and demonstrations.

On Friday night, there will be a Fun Pull for Case enthusiasts, and on Saturday is the Antique Amateur Pull, starting at 9 a.m. Following the Fun Pull, a new event will be a "steam spark" show, where the steam engines hook up to the weights, fuel up with saw dust, and the sparks fly!

The Case exhibits will join hundreds of other tractors, engines and implements of all makes and models on the show grounds. Regularly scheduled exhibits include a toy show, heritage doll show, petting barn, arts and crafts, vintage military vehicles, antique cars and trucks, Ridge Runners, blacksmith shop, broom factory, flour mill, saw mill, old school house, farm house, the Svenska Stuga, horse activities and lots of food on the grounds.

New this year is an Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday morning. Bring your items or enjoy watching, as Terri Applegate from LeClair Antiques offers appraisals and information. The Clutterbilly Band will entertain starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and other musicians, vocalists, and bands will all be entertaining at various times in the covered shelter.

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This 1913 Case Touring Car, owned by Harold and Ann Musolf of Seattle, Washington, will also be at Saturday's show in Albert City. Photo contributed
The show, now in its 41st year, provides entertainment for over 12,000 visitors each year. In 2012, the Association will host the National Minneapolis Moline Collectors.

For more information, call 712-843-2076 or visit www.albertcitythreshermen.com.



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