Boston's Antique Engine Show will be held Friday July 13th and Saturday July 14th in Ritchie County. The show is at the Boston's on Cunningham Run Road.

The antique engine show will feature antique hit and miss engines that were used during the late 1800's and early 1900's. They were used for many different things such as washing clothes, pumping water, grinding corn, pumping oil and compressing & moving natural gas.

A new addition to the show grounds this year is a 100 HP Pattin Bros. engine named Big Patty. Big Patty is one of three 100 HP engines ever built in Marietta, OH. She is the only one that remains complete of the three ever built. Big Patty resided in Cairo from 1930 until earlier this year when she was moved to the Boston's. The 100 HP engine was a natural gas compressor.

The Boston's are appreciative of Ray Moneypenny for allowing them to purchase Big Patty to place permanently on their property. Also on display will be antique cars, trucks, and tractors. The Wood County Flywheelers will have their Do Nothing machine on display.

Another new addition to the park is a safe from the mid 1800's era which came from the Martinsburg, WV area out of the old Cohen Building. It had been in a civil war hospital building until 1902 when the building was turned into Cohen's Department Store. The safe was in the same building until 2017.

Admission is free.

For more information contact Johnnie Boston at 304-481-3687. Directions to the engine show: Rt. 50 to Cunningham Run Road, go 1.5 miles to Boston Drive on the right.


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