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Proud Owner of a 25 HP Rumely


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Old 09-24-2006, 07:15:40 PM
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I just came home from my friend's place (Bill Vincent of Auburn Ontario) and he is now the new proud owner of another steam engine. It is a 25 hp. Rumely bought from Meaford Ontario. He does not know much history on this engine so if anyone knows anything about this engine, please let us know.

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Mr Oliver - Looked at that engine 5-6 years back. I was told that it came off the Prairies and then over to near Dryden, Ontario where it worked in a saw mill before the gentleman from Meaford brought it down. They said that hunters or someone had stolen the name/number plate off it when it sat in the bush That is a pretty nice, original boiler on that old girl - quite heavy if memory serves. Should make a dandy engine and great to see it with an owner who will get it up and steaming again.
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Dennis Rupert has 2 25 hp Rumelys--a single & a double. Neither has extension rims, but the drivers on his seem wider.

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Hi G:
Yes, that is the engine and yes the name plate was taken off it. I am sure Bill will get it up and running someday. I just bought a Huber engine and Bill was over a couple of weeks ago and we had it steamed up. He sure likes it. He would sure like to see me take it to Blyth show next year.
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Hi G:
Yes, that is the engine and yes the name plate was taken off it. I am sure Bill will get it up and running someday. I just bought a Huber engine and Bill was over a couple of weeks ago and we had it steamed up. He sure likes it. He would sure like to see me take it to Blyth show next year.
Bob Oliver
Mr. Oliver - We would all like to see you take it to Blyth! Along with your Robert Bell and Port Huron Also, did Mr. Vincent get another Sawyer-Massey? Looks like something "new" poking its nose into the one picture of his new Rumely?
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Extend the Cograts as that looks like a real nice piece of machinery. As him how it feels to be a lucky dawg!
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Bob and Gee:

It is good to see some recent pics of this engine, as the last time I saw it was on the Moore farm in the mid to late 60's. I visited Moore's with my father then, and they extended a hearty welcome. There was at one time a Sawyer-Massey steel water tank located on another piece of property that they owned at the time. Their Robert Bell went to the museum in Owen Sound and I think at sometime it was burned in a fire at the museum. Not sure what became of it after the fire. I have attached a couple of pics of the Rumely taken the day of our visit. Sorry for the quality, old Kodak box camera of the day.

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Hi Robert & G:
Thanks for the pictures Robert. I will be sure to share them with Bill Vincent.
Yes, that is another Sawyer Massey. It is a 20hp. He now owns 3 engines.
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I have been looking at the pictures of the rumely and am curious about dimensions on it as it looks like a 20 not a 25 to me. i own no. 7030 a 1914 20 single of this style which rumely calls a type O engine. they had a letter id system for the steamers as they did for oil pulls. i have a 1916 rumely parts book and the inside cover spells it all out. i have seen this style engine from 1912 thru 1918, engine nos. in the 7160s on the newer ones. the boiler on the 20 rumely is nearly the same size as a 75 case with shorter flues, so it looks big. going by the style of smokebox door i would say the engine is a 1912 or 13 . in all my rumely cataloges the 16 and 20 have the 8 rear spokes 4 front spokes combo. the 25 has 12 rear spokes 5 front. (per hub flange) also they show the 25 in single cyl only in this style engine. the other 25 double referred to is the p style engine, quite a bit different. i will check my rumely books for some dimensions and get back to you later.
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i was thinking it looked a lot like the 20hp thats at austin museum. shorter wheels lacking spokes
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