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Koreshan's antique engine show

An amazing array of one time crucial farm machinery sat parked perfectly shaded and fronted by this old building in Koreshan Park.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

Photo by GORDON CAMPBELL

An amazing array of one time crucial farm machinery sat parked perfectly shaded and fronted by this old building in Koreshan Park. Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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  • One time 'metal workhorses' that were common exist now only in collectors' barns and garages.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • An amazing array of one time crucial farm machinery sat parked perfectly shaded and fronted by this old building in Koreshan Park.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Gone but not forgotten- two generations of the Bierce family including Grandpa Beau, Grandma Norma and Grandson Luke remember the old times with 'Frank' who started life as a six ounce family pet and finished up at over 600 pounds.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Show Coordinator Michael Haschel lends his expertise to a tune up.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • The Rugenstein's collection of diverse, well running equipment dates to the 1910-1950 era.  Here Dad Joey keeps an eye on details.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Modern day farm hand Ricky Rugenstein of Sebring presides over his  collection of antique engines.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Charles Stevenson's famous International Harvester Titan a 1905 orginal that was designed to do a multitude of tasks from wood splitting to crop processing.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Al Douglas, left and friend 'Corky' look over a 1924 water pump restored by Mike Roy a metal work specialist.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Lots of people like Robert Strong tour regularly with their working collections of engines and share friendship and expertise through clubs like the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Jeff Mc Whorter enjoys turning old tools, farm implements and even fuel tanks into rural flavored folk art.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • An amazing array of one time crucial farm machinery sat parked perfectly shaded and fronted by this old building in Koreshan Park.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Hobbyist and show attendee Larry Grabowski explained that Maytag's orginal engines were gas powered as many areas had no electricity.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Household tools, stamps, guages and more filled table after table most undiscernable to the modern citizen.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Up front in his 1921 Ford Roadster model T, Roger Barnes, Jr explained that only 14 versions of the key served 15 million vehicles and that he still takes this beauty on 500 mile show trips.   Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.
  • Robert Strong, 90 a WWII Vet and lifelong antique engine hobbyist displays his miniature steam engines replicating those from the early 1900s.  Photo by Gordon Campbell/Special to the Daily News.

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