Rumely Gas Pull owned by the Rohde family, Grass Lake, Michigan.
3379 Macedonia Road Bethel, Ohio 45106
The largest collection ever of Rumely related equipment will assemble at the 1995 reunion of the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show. Each year the Rumely Products Collector's Association chooses a show at which to have their National Expo. The OVAM Show has been selected for the 1995 Expo. The show dates are August 10-13, 1995, and will be held on the O. V. A.M. show grounds. The Rumely Products Collector's Association is an organization devoted to the Rumely line. Rumely, Advance, Gaar Scott, and Ault-man-Taylor are all included in the club's magazine and national Expos.
The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show has been planning this event since 1990, because it will also be the show's 25th anniversary. The show is planning on having around 50 pieces of Rumely related equipment present. To name a few, there will be: multiple 30-60 E's, Gas Pull, 14-28, 25-45B, 15-30 and 18-35F, 8-16 HP plowing tractor, 25-40 power unit, corn shredder, clover huller, ensilage cutter, 32' separator, and a set of plows. The Aultman-Taylor tractor line will also be well represented from the massive 30-60 on down to the 15-30. Various steam engines from the Rumely line will also be present puffing throughout the grounds.
Rumely was bought out by Allis-Chalmers in June 1931, and the Gathering of the Orange Club will also be present at the show with a wide assortment of Allis-Chalmers tractors and equipment. This is the first time in history that there have been two national meets at one show. Each organization will have their own separate tent for memorabilia and club information.
The 1995 show is expected to be the biggest one to date for the OVAM Show. There are numerous other events and exhibits throughout the grounds for everyone to enjoy. The show recently bought, transported, and set up a much bigger sawmill, which will be actively cutting logs during the show. The show also has three Baker fans and a prony brake for anybody wanting to play with their tractor. During the 1994 show a group of show members built a black smith shop from wood that was being cut on the sawmill during the show. The rock crusher, shingle mill, block maker, cement mixer, and thresher will also be active throughout the show. The gas engine area will also be a sight to see from the show's 90 HP Buckeye oil engine on down.
We welcome all antiquers, especially Rumely enthusiasts, to attend this huge event. For information contact: Ed Fiscus, 2466 Bethel Maple Pike, Bethel, OH 45106, 513-734-2791 or Brad Hauck, 3379 Macedonia Rd., Bethel, OH 45106, 513-734-3357.