You Will Remember A Rumely Products Collectors Expo!


| June/July 2000

  • Rumely Oil Pull
    Welcome sign flies above a 1926 Rumely Oil Pull L 15-25 HP restored and owned by Gene Kauffman of Broadway, Virginia.
  • OilPull Models
    OilPull models at the 1999 Kinzers show. Picture by Bob Rentzel.
    Bob Rentzel
  • 15-30 Roller
    Rare 15-30 roller owned by Jim Erdle. Man on the right is Kent Gibson.
  • Rumely Ideal Pull
    Front view of Rumely Ideal Pull owned by Jim Erdle next to a 1929 Rumely Do-All owned by David Moll of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 30-60 Rumely
    Left, 1912 30-60 owned by Dudley Diebold of Roxbury, Connecticut, right, 1912 25-45 B owned by Paul Stoltzfoos.
  • Advance Rumely line drive tractor
    Paul Stoltzfoos on the 1921 Advance Rumely line drive tractor owned by Jim Erdle.

  • Rumely Oil Pull
  • OilPull Models
  • 15-30 Roller
  • Rumely Ideal Pull
  • 30-60 Rumely
  • Advance Rumely line drive tractor

GEM Staffer

If you were able to attend the Rough & Tumble Engineers Threshermen's Reunion last August, you had an opportunity to see a display of Rumely products that you would not forget! The sound of one of these giants starting up is truly awesome.

The Rumely Products Collectors, Inc. has a membership of 185 members. They had representation at this Expo from seventeen states plus Canada. There were exhibitors from six states plus Canada. Fifty-one Rumely products were on display, plus memorabilia. Out of sixteen models built, fifteen were exhibited. The only one missing was the 'Z' model. That's an impressive representation when you think of how much work goes into transporting these huge pieces of machinery.

The rarest model at the Expo was a 1912 25-45 Rumely. There are approximately fifteen of these models still in existence. Also on display was a 15-30 Roller owned by Jim Erdle of Canandaiqua, New York. This is the only one in existence, possibly the only one built.



I was really fascinated by a 1921 Advance Rumely line drive tractor, serial #506. This was rein-driven with two separate clutches. This rare experimental tractor is owned by Jim Erdle. Paul Stoltzfoos, R&T member, graciously demonstrated this oddity to me. He said you had to really concentrate when handling this tractor.

Another popular exhibit was a 1918 Rumely truck owned by Marlin Brubaker of Quarryville, Pennsylvania. He knows of only two of these trucks- the other one in California.