Advance, Aultman-Taylor, and Rumely Steam Engine Registry

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Registrar for Advance, Aultman-Taylor & Rumely P.O. Box 680 Norwalk, Ohio 44857-0680

(1)What is the Advance, Aultman-Taylor, and Rumely Steam Engine Registry?

It is a registry of the known surviving traction and portable steam engines built by the Advance Thresher Company, Battle Creek, Michigan; Aultman-Taylor Machinery Company, Mansfield, Ohio; and M. Rumely Company, LaPorte, Indiana.

(2)What information is requested?

The make, model, serial number, year built and current owner, address and telephone number.

(3)Why register a steam engine?

Registering a steam engine at a central clearing house of information provides fellow owners, enthusiasts, and historians with the number and location of surviving engines. This information is valuable in the restoration of these iron giants of yesteryear. It can help identify missing parts, can give details of construction and the fabricating of waterlines, coal bunkers, water tanks, platforms, canopies and the like.

(4)Will the information be sold for mailing lists or solicitations?

NO! It is for people like ourselves, not commercial purposes.

(5)What other benefits or uses could there be?

Names of individuals such as yourself could be put in contact with experienced owners and engineers to assist you in the operation, use, and safety of these steam engines. Possibly technical help could be provided.

(6)Is there a cost to register these engines? Are you limited to just yours or only one engine?

There is no cost, and you may register as many as you own or know the whereabouts of.

(7)How do I get information?

Just send a letter with the question that needs to be answered with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

(8)Where should information be sent or requests made to?

Steam Engine Registry, P.O. Box 680, Norwalk, Ohio 44857-0680 U.S.A.

M. Rumely Steam Engines A Quick Serial Number to Year Reference

Year

S/N

1895

2600-2725

1896

2726-2878

1897

2879-3049

1898

3050-3218

1899

3219-3297

1900

3438-3640

1901

3641-3855

1902

3856-4136

1903

4137-4374

1904

4375-4435

4437

4439-4444

4451

4458-4462

4466-4468

4473-4477

4482-4483

4506-4529

4532-4439

1905

4436

4445-4450

4452

4455-4457

4462-4469

4478

4480-4481

4484-4505

4431-4530

4540-4628

1906

4438

4453-4454

4463-4465

4629-4764

1907

4479

4765-4952

1908

4953-5184

5186-5195

1909

5185

5196-5587

1910

5588-5920

1911

5921-6287

1912

6288

The shop number of each engine is stamped at the top of rear end of firebox. Also on the left hand engine frame bracket, cylinder end.