National Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association
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NGAS Hall of Fame Members
The following members were inducted into the NGAS Hall of Fame prior to 1999 and are now honorary members of EDGE&TA Hall of Fame.
Life long collector and preservationist of antique engines and dedicated services in the establishment of Branch 30 in California.
Life long collector of antique machinery. Established an extensive and well organized museum for public viewing and preservation of past history.
Menno L. Kliewer - Reedley, CA
Menno served as E.D.G.E. & T.A. National Secretary for 13 years and is very active in promoting our hobby. He is also a regular contributor to "Engineers & Engines" magazine and has published his own account of the Depression Era with his book entitled "Early Day Memories".
Deeply interested in the preservation of antique engines and single handily organized Branch 26 in Northwest Washington and served as it's first president for many years.
Was instrumental and responsible for the salvation of EDGE&TA when all interest was vanishing and branches were dropping out. Instrumental in establishing and served as the first president of Branch 13
Tom Graves - Forest Grove, Oregon
Tom was past president of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Assn. and was instrumental in it's salvation after the organization went through some struggles in the late 1970's.
Collector of M & M tractors and related items. Collection consists of 70 tractors and he has a large museum of antiques displayed for public viewing.
Gathered a vast amount of data/statistics of antique engine records and compiled these as information for collectors who are in need of information.
Continuing the supervision and administration of her husbands well known and well recognized antique museum.
Alan King - Radnor, Ohio
Alan King is the author and publisher of many books related to antique engines, tractors, and related machinery.
Built and used a prony brake, a calculating apparatus which determined the horse power of steam engines under a full head of steam.