|The Perry T. Lamkin Historic Display
One-Of-A-Kind Historic Display
Now Open at Wellington Farm!
The First Broom Handle Machine and Belt Sander Ever Built
A new Historic Exhibit opened at Wellington Farm in June of 2013. The Perry Lamkin Historic Display
houses the very first spindle making machine and the very first belt sander ever built. These two machines were
built by Perry Lamkin of Whittaker, Michigan in the 1870s. Perry was a blacksmith,sawfitter and
sawmill operator. He hand carved from wood the patterns for the castings of the spindle machine and had them cast at
a foundry in Milan, Michigan. He then fabricated by hand all of the parts necessary to complete
the machine. His intention was to manufacture broom handles and rake handles. He was not satisfied
with the quality of the handles so he proceeded to build the first belt sander to improve the quality of his product.
Both of these machines are in their original, working condition and are tastefully displayed in a workshop setting.
Exhibit to open in June
How long has it been since you read Dick Tracy, Brenda Star, Lil Abner, Gasoline Alley or Flash Gordon? On
June 23, 2018 the James Kolka Cartoon Exhibit will open at Wellington Farm featuring cartoon strips from the 1920's and
30's. Many classic cartoon strips will be on display along with artifacts and memorabilia relating to the cartoons
and their creators.
Don't miss the big quilt show on July 21 and 22.
Tractor and Engine Show August 10, 11 and 12, 2018.
Qld tractors, old engines, old machinery, old steam engines, old ways
of doing things and old people doing them; All this happens in August at the Annual Tractor and Engine Show put on by
the Wellington Antique Tractor and Engine Club. Bring your tractor, bring your engine, bring your junk to sell and join
the fun. Primitive camping available on the show grounds. Flea Market spots available. Big Machinery Parade
every afternoon. Threshing, Sawmill, Gristmill, Silo filler, all in operation. The Corktown Popes in concert on