Registrar for Advance, Aultman-Taylor & Rumely P.O. Box 680
Norwalk, Ohio 44857-0680
(1)What is the Advance, Aultman-Taylor, and Rumely Steam
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
NO! It is for people like ourselves, not commercial
(5)What other benefits or uses could there
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
Steam Engine Registry, P.O. Box 680, Norwalk, Ohio 44857-0680
M. Rumely Steam Engines A Quick Serial Number to Year
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