1993 promises to be a banner year for fans of the Rumely and Advance-Rumely lines. Rumely collectors from around the world will congregate in Rushville, Indiana for the first annual RUMELY COLLECTOR'S EXPO. The 1993 host show will be the Pioneer Engineer's Club of Indiana in Rushville, Indiana. The show will be held on August 6, 7, & 8 at the Rush County Conservation Club, 1 mile East of Rushville on Hwy 44.
The Pioneer Engineer's Club always has a good turnout of OilPulls but the goal this year is to bring together the largest gathering of OilPulls since the Advance-Rumely tractor plant closed its doors! Steam engines from M. Rumely & Advance Rumely will also be featured, along with Rumely machinery. Owners of Oilpulls, GasPulls, IdealPulls, steam engines, threshers, implements, as well as machines from related companies such as Aultman-Taylor and Gaar-Scott, are urged to bring them in to swell the ranks and make this the best gathering of Rumely ever assembled.
A large tent will be available for displays of memorabilia, where collectors can meet, swap, sell and reminisce. Folks with Rumely literature, signs, historical materials, photos and the like are urged to add them to the display cases. Rushville is located southeast of Indianapolis; the trip will dovetail nicely into a family vacation! More detailed information is carried in the EXPO host publication, Rumely Collector's News. Copies of the current issue, as well as official EXPO OilPull T-shirts may be purchased by writing Rumely Collector's News, c/o Scott Thompson, 12109 Mennonite Church Rd., Tremont, IL 61568, or calling Scott at 309-925-3932.
If you plan to bring machines or displays, please write Ron Miller. 12433 US 6, Geneseo, IL 61254, 309-944-3156, so we will be able to reserve your space in the Rumely display area.
139 years after Meinrad and John Rumely produced their first threshing machine, we invite one and all to celebrate the history of this grand old company. See you in Rushville!