Rumely Expo ’93: A New Tradition!

By Staff

Rt 2,12109 Mennonite Church Road Tremont, Illinois 61568

1993 promises to be a banner year for fans of the Rumely and
Advance-Rumely lines. Rumely collectors from around the world will
congregate in Rushville, Indiana for the first annual Rumely
Collector’s Expo. The 1993 host show will be the Pioneer
Engineer’s Club of Indiana in Rushville, Indiana. The show will
be held on August 6, 7 &. 8 at the Rush County Conservation
Club, one mile east of Rushville on Highway 44.

The Pioneer Engineer’s Club always has a good turnout of Oil
Pulls but the goal this year is to bring together the largest
gathering of Oil Pulls since the Advance-Rumely tractor plant
closed its doors! Steam engines from M. Rumely and Advance-Rumely
will also be featured, along with Rumely machinery. Owners of Oil
Pulls, Gas Pulls, Ideal Pulls, steam engines, threshers,
implements, as well as machines from related companies such as
Aultman-Taylor and Gaar-Scott, are urged to bring them in to swell
the ranks and make this the best gathering of Rumely ever

A large tent will be available for displays of memorabilia,
where collectors can meet, swap, sell and reminisce. Folks with
Rumely literature, signs, historical materials, photos and the
like, are urged to add them to the display cases.

Rushville is located southeast of Indianapolis. The trip will
dovetail nicely into a family vacation! Motel accommodations are
nearby and limited camping is available at the show. More detailed
information is carried in the Expo host publication, Rumely
Collector’s News. Copies of the current issue, as well as
official Expo Oil Pull T-shirts, may be purchased by writing Rumely
Collector’s News, c/o Scott Thompson, at the above address, or
call me at 309-925-3932.

If you plan to bring machines or displays, please write Ron
Miller, 12433 U.S. 6, Geneseo, Illinois 61254, or call
309-944-3156, so we will be able to reserve your space in the
Rumely display area. For information on the Pioneer Engineer’s
Club of Indiana, call Dan Spalding, 5241 S. Columbus Rd.,
Shelbyville, Indiana 46716 or call 317-729-5283.

139 years after Meinrad and John Rumely produced their first
threshing machine we invite you to celebrate the history of this
grand old company. See you in Rushville!

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