OLDS ENGINES RALLY

By Staff
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1 HP self contained vertical Olds.
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The line up of Olds engines.
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Loydd Osmund with his 4/5 HP Rumely Segar Olds.

P.O. Box 42  New Tripoli, Pennsylvania 18066

During the 23rd annual show of the Blue Mountain Gas 6k Steam
Engine Association, held in Bangor, Pennsylvania, a series of
restored Olds engines were on display by Loydd Osmund of Nazareth,
Pennsylvania.

Loydd, who is a well known engine enthusiast in the eastern
Pennsylvania area, fulfilled his long time goal by exhibiting his
series of restored Olds engines. For many collectors, owning and
exhibiting different makes of gasoline engines at shows is the main
track of interest. However, Loydd Osmund chose to specialize in one
particular brand of engine. To him it is more of a challenge to
locate and restore the specific HP sizes and variations of one
brand. Mr. Osmund’s dedicated interest in the Olds Company and
its equipment led him to the goal of displaying such an array of
engines quite like those seen years ago at county fairs where
manufacturers presented their machines to farmers and other
potential users. This large exhibit included Olds, Rumely Olds, and
Rumely Segar Olds engines ranging in horsepower from 1 through
8.

Loydd displayed a total of nine Olds engines. Each engine holds
it own unique history, as explained by Loydd. Many were in a state
of disrepair before many hours of hard work brought them back to
life.

Included in the display of engines were: a 1 HP self contained
vertical; a 1 HP Rumely Olds; a 1 HP with pump jack bracket; a 1 HP
Rumely Olds; a 1 Breisch model of Rumely Olds; a 3 HP Rumely Segar
Olds; a 4 HP Rumely Segar Olds; a 6 HP Rumely Segar Olds; and an 8
HP Rumely Segar Olds.

Loydd’s display was always operational throughout the show,
with only a momentary shut down for refueling on the bigger
engines.

Even with this large accomplishment now behind him, Loydd has
not stopped his search for Olds engines. Loydd feels a 12 HP would
be the ideal winter project if he finds one in the near future.

The engines were moved to the show grounds in a day and a half,
and all engines were collected by Loydd over the past ten
years.

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