POPCORN PAGE - Ray Boas -- Popcornman!

In 1962, when first travelling  US Route 7 in my 1929 Model "A" Ford Roadster, I discovered in Great Barrington, MA, a Cretors Model "D" Horse Drawn Popcorn Wagon. A few more miles north another wagon was popping corn in front of the bank in Pittsfield, MA, where it had done so for decades.  A lifetime fascination began. The Model "D" is a very large machine, but Cretors made smaller sidewalk units. In January, 2001, I was lucky to purchase a replica of the 1907 Cretors No. 2 Popcorn Wagon. I am currently bringing it back to its original state.

In the summer of 1965, high school friends and I attended a "stock car race" in South Carolina.  Outside of an "old country store" I spotted a turn of the century Bartholomew "Boss on Wheels" Peanut Roaster.  I bought it, and arranged to have it shipped back to Connecticut.  I have had it since, mainly in storage. But used it often in the 1980s in parades and school functions, dispensing Popcorn.  It is in my blood!!

Photo Gallery of My Favorite Popcorn & Peanut Machines
Popcorn History
Popcorn Wagon - Available for your Fair or Function
Peanut and Popcorn Links

These additional links coming soon