ODE TO THE FAMOUS RUMELY OIL PULL

By Staff
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11215 Oakland Drive Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002

From the steel mills of Allegheny, to the manufacturers at
LaPorte and Battle Creek

Our early engineers perfected a tractor that really did the
trick.

They cooled the engine with oil so they could run it hot

Now with continuous new lube oil high temperatures worried them
not.

At full load, it seems

They burned as much water as they did kerosene.

Now, these husky tractors of old were mighty in the workplace as
it was proudly stated

They would do work far above the power for which they were
rated.

And you can be assured, that the proud people who owned these
mighty tractors could go out and toil

With the use of very cheap oil.

And so they would work all day, without much pay, which surely
pleased the owner

And as the records show, in so many places

It left the competitors with very long faces.

Now, it is said therefore, that people in the 1980’s were
still using these tractors built more than 50 years before.

Now people reading this verse have to know, it’s about the
Rumely Oil Pull and its predecessor built in 1909

She’s still known as Kerosene Annie and still runs fine.

And so the story goes, after World War II she was found in the
Allis Chalmers yards under an elm tree, Where she had worked during
the war, to keep America FREE.

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