David Bradley Manufacturing:
The Olde Time Farm Club has just completed a year of rebuilding,
after not having a show in 1989. We had a show at Lake Alexander in
Momence, Illinois, in July of 1990, and even though the weather was
against us on that weekend, our show was a reasonable success and
we had a few dollars left over.
In 1991 the organization will continue the rebuilding with an
increase in our membership and a semi-permanent home. Plans are
being made to take the public and collectors on a nostalgic trip
back in time by holding our first David Bradley Manufacturing
Collector's Show at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnais Township. The
Perry Farm is the only farm left of approximately 174 acres
surrounded by three communities: Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais,
Illinois. This farm was left by the estate of Lioma Perry for this
purpose, and is in the care of the township park district for
historical purposes. Ironically, it is approximately one mile from
the original David Bradley Manufacturing plant at Bradley,
The Olde Time Farm Club recognizes that many collectors would
like to show David Bradley collectibles and has set aside July 12,
13, 14 1991 for those who have such memorabilia to unite,
reminisce, and show farm items manufactured at this plant.
The club feels that since farming and farm related activities
played a major part in the development of these three communities,
(and David Bradley Manufacturing was one of the larger farm
implement companies), it will be a fitting tribute to have this get
together at the Perry Farm in Bourbonnias Township.
Even though the main theme of the show will be David Bradley
equipment, we want to invite all collectors of all types of farm
equipment and small engines to join us this July.
For further information, contact President Earl Morin, Rt. 7,
Box 391, Kankakee, Illinois 60901, telephone (815) 933-6370 or show
coordinator, John Maas, Rt. 1, Box 17, Kankakee, Illinois 60901,
telephone (815) 933-9623.