THIS IS MY LIFE


| March/April 1964



Rumely Engine

See Mr. Fair's story.

W. B. Fair

New Waverly, Indiana

I am a little 12 HP Rumely engine built in 1863 by the Rumely Co. of LaPort, Indiana.

In 1886 I was shipped to Logansport, Indiana and was sold by J. J. J. F. Gettie, who was the agent for the Rumely Company to the Skelton Bros., two miles east at what was known as Skelton Ford on the north side of the river across from what is now Spencer Park.

I was with the Skeltons for several years and then I was traded back to the Rumely Company.

Then Gettie sold me to three young men, L. E. Brown, Joe Buskirk and Corbin Adams. The boys operated for some time, then back to the company I went.

Then A. J. Marrow and George Brown of near Twelve Mile, Indiana bought me. I was with them for some time and then Mr. Brown took over. Mr. Brown roaded me over the road to the Benton Company, between forty and fifty miles from there and we threshed oats for several weeks and then home.