NJBA Meet At the Old Time Engine Show
September 2005

This September, for the third year in a row the New Jersey Blacksmiths Assn. was present at the Delaware Valley Old Time Engine show in Washington's Crossing State Park. The weather was very co-operative and we had three days in a row with out rain, Sunday being the nicest day weather wise. Friday was a set up day with not that many visitors, some forging was done and a few people stopped by to observe. Saturday and Sunday were much better attended, with Sunday having the largest turnout. Mike Erdie, Mitch Swirsky, and John Chobrda were present all three days, Jeff Morelli and Larry Fogg put in time at the anvil Saturday and two young brothers whose father was showing his tractor spent Saturday and Sunday cranking the forge blower for us .Other members who stopped by were Bruce Freeman, Josh Kavett, Tom Eden, Marshall Bienstock and the lovely Jan.
This year because of the good weather there was a large turn out of antique engines, tractors and trucks, this is an annual event held every September at the park and you should mark your calendar for next year and make it a family event. There is good food, wagon rides for the kids, and a metal heads flea market, this is also a good venue to turn some of your forged items in to cash.
More information on the next show in next summers newsletter. Report by John Chorbda.