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Antique machinery expo

  • When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Tom Davis' barn, 121 Lamb Hill Road, Diamond Point
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Community

DIAMOND POINT — A rare opportunity has been offered to the public by Tom Davis, a local collector of antique machinery and farm equipment.
Davis is opening up his barn Saturday Oct. 13 to visitors, where they can see his large collection of curious vintage contraptions — and he will be on hand to explain their functions.
Most of the machines are in working condition and some will be operating for the occasion.
The free event, sponsored by the Warrensburgh Historical Society, begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and coffee. The program starts at 10 a.m. An optional pot-luck lunch will be offered at about noon, and those wishing to stay are asked to bring a dish to pass. Call John Hastings at 798-0248 for details and advance registration.
Several of Davis’ antique machines were featured at this summer’s Warren County Heritage Festival, and they drew quite a crowd. At the fest, Davis and his friends had several of his antique machines operating, including his wood-fired hot-air water pump, old-fashioned gas-powered wood splitter, log saws, and a vintage washing machine.
Tom Davis' barn is located at 121 Lamb Hill Road in Diamond Point. From I-87 Exit 23, go east one-quarter mile, then bear left onto East Schroon River Road. After about four miles, turn right onto Lamb Hill Road and go one-half mile — Davis’ driveway is on the right.
For information on the Historical Society, see: www.whs12885.org or call 623-2207.

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