Organized in May 1971 at Brooks, Or, Branch 15 is one of many branches of the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association spread across the USA (see link below). It was organized exclusively for educational, scientific and recreational purposes in conjunction with the preservation, collection, exchange and public display of antique gas engines, tractors and equipment.
Branch 15 is a 501c (3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to collect, preserve, restore and display antique agricultural and industrial engines, tractors, drag saws, and related items to educate the public on the timber, agricultural and industrial heritage conveying the history, uses and significance of these technologies. Other interests may include garden tractors, feed grinders, water pumps, whistles, shop tools, literature, photographs, farm toys and kitchen gadgets - anything of historic value.
Our Board Members are elected during our annual meeting held in December. The organization has no paid officers and depends solely on volunteers from the membership. We encourage both new and current members to volunteer to assist on committees to retain the enthusiasm, growth and stability of the club.
We welcome anyone who is interested in the preservation of our heritage of antique power or the machinery it was used to drive.