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
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.