30-60 Rumely E Heads for Oil Pull Exposition


| April/May 1990


131 Robin Road, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631

Lyman Knapp's 30-60 E Oil Pull heads for the Oil Pull exposition at Pawnee next May. The ole gal will be in her work clothes, just like she wore in World War II. Not only did this 30-60 E No. 2372 turn the soil on the Knapp Farms in Kay County, Oklahoma during the war, she helped build a concentration camp at Tonkawa, Oklahoma, that housed German war prisoners.

In 1939, Bud and Lyman Knapp purchased number 2372 and a Rumely fuel wagon from a Mr. Babbs at Blackwell, Oklahoma. The tractor and fuel wagon were stored inside. Price was $90.00 for the tractor and $20.00 for the fuel wagon. This was cheap power and, I might add, economical power. This tractor is equipped with the middle speed gear and would walk right along with eight to ten plows. Knapp's fields were rather large, some being a mile long, so they made good use of a big plow outfit.

In our community, Bud and Lyman Knapp were referred to as the Knapp Boys- they farmed together. Their other farm power was a 25-40 Allis, Rock Island, E Allis, and a G.P. John Deere.



I grew up ? mile south of Bud and ? mile east of Lyman. As a teenage boy it was a great thrill for me to cut across the field and catch a ride on the 30-60 plow.

I don't remember the year, Lyman and his family left for Colorado in the 1932 Auburn on vacation. Bud was plowing with the Rumley in a field one mile long just east of my house. I rode three days with Bud. At that time they were pulling an eight bottom John Deere plow. The fuel was kerosene and water. No spiked up mix like some of you fellows use today.














SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265