Home on the Range: Meriden Summer Show

Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Assn. showground expansion brings old-time Kansas village to life.

This 1914 Rumely 16-48 is owned by Austin Chapman and Caleb Kearney, both of Oskaloosa, Kansas. After buying the engine in 2012, the two had it completely redone. At Meriden, it’s used to power the threshing machine. Formerly owned by the Harold Royer family, the Rumely has been part of the Meriden show since the beginning.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus