Where Are The Engines II

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Dean Bellinger's 1919 Advance Rumely Universal as it looked in 1970.
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Willard F. Olsen of Kenmore, North Dakota, owns this 1906 Case, 9 HP, #16506.
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The newest engine in the New Family collection is this Advance Rumely, 1922, 20 HP #15231.
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New Family's 8 HP Gaar-Scott portable, #1497.
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Kitten owned by the New Family is 25 HP, #220.

Response has been very good to our request for more answers to
Where Are The Engines? It is our aim to complete a registry of all
known steam traction engines, and your help is needed. As you know,
we have already produced one booklet telling where many of the
engines are, and we stand ready to publish another if enough
answers are forthcoming. If you have a steam traction engine, why
not write to us today with name and address, the make of your
engine, serial HP and any other information you feel is pertinent
including history of the engine so far as you know it?

We are not able to publish in this issue all the information we
have received in recent months, but if you’ll keep those
letters coming we hope to tell about all your engines in subsequent
issues of IMA. Send your responses to Where Are The Engines II, c/o

Dean Bellinger writes about the 1919 Advance Rumely Universal
owned by Dean Bellinger and Sons, 1515 Longfellow, Waterloo, Iowa
50703. (319) 232-3080.

It has serial #15046, 20-65 HP; steam pressure, 150 pounds PSI;
bore-stroke 9′ x 10′. He notes:

‘This engine was in fine shape when purchased by Shelby and
Dean Bellinger in 1963 from a Mr. Kolb of Jubilee, Iowa. It
formerly was owned by the late Justin Hintagen, of LaMotte, Iowa.
This engine is equipped with a canopy, 3 water tanks, and a suction
hose. The engine was reflued in 1966 and painted like new in 1970.
We restored it again complete with new water tanks and bunker in
1983. It is kept at Antique Acres, Cedar Falls, Iowa, where it saws
and threshes periodically throughout the show. This engine is
drained, swept down, and oiled on the inside before every

Al New, of Pendleton, Indiana, who has engines described in the
first issue of Where Are The Engines, tells us of another purchase
by the Al New Family.

This is an Advance-Rumely 1922, serial #15231, 20 HP, Ohio Std.
#457, Oklahoma Inspection #32362. Restoration has nearly been
completed by Al New and sons Alan and Jim for use at farm and
shows. Address of the Al New Family is Maplewood Farm, RR 2,
Pendleton, Ind. 46064.

The two engines listed in Where Are The Engines are the
Gaar-Scott Portable, 1865-70 era, 8 HP serial #1497. Fully
restored by Jim New (left) and Alan New (right) for use on the farm
and at shows. It is the oldest Gaar-Scott known.

Kitten, 1935 era, 25 HP serial #220; fully restored by the Al
New Family for use on farm and at shows.

Willard F. Olsen, of Box 323, Kenmore, ND 58746, sent in a photo
of his Case 1906, 9 HP, serial #16506. It was bought from Howard
Miller in Ohio. Olsen also has a 22-inch separator and a Case water
tank to go with the engine.

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