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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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Old 09-24-2006, 11:13:18 PM
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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.
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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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Old 09-25-2006, 06:02:35 PM
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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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Hi Doug:
Thanks for the info. I will try to get some measurements of the engine and post them. Maybe we can find out for sure what this engine is.
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here are some rumely specs. that should help. 16 hp, 32 dia. boiler, 50 flues, 18 wide rear wheels. 20 hp, 34 dia. boiler, 58 flues, 20 inch wheels, 25 hp, 38 dia. boiler, 66 flues, 24 inch wheels. wheels are w/o ext. rims. there are more differences than these however this should identify the size on this style of rumely engine. i have 6 different cataloges for rumely and the parts book that covers all rumely steamers if you want any info i will try my best to look it up. doug.
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i was curious to hear if you checked the dimensions of your engine. doug.
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Hi Doug:
I never got over to Bill's place to check the meaurements but I did give them to his son yesterday. Hopefully we will get back to you real soon.
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A number of years ago I was at Austin MB and was going by the Rumely steamer which some friends were working on. They told me to come over as there was a fellow from Ontario who had one the same talking to them.
Turns out it was Mr. Moore who knew my father. Dad had talked of his Rumely in the past.
Mr. Moore said at that time that the Austin engine was the same as his.
For the last 16 years I have driven past the Moore farm several times a year to visit my brother. Dad had always wanted to drop in but never did. Then Mr. Moore passed and so has my Dad. So we never did see the engine in the shed.
I guess you you loose!
Good to see that engine will be put into running condition.

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Ross: were you ? I was wondering when you would see this thread. I can't recall the one Moore brothers' name. Lloyd owned the Robert Bell and I believe he worked for Bell Telephone. The one that owned the Rumely was a O.P.P. officer if I recall. The Bell went to the museum in Owen Sound, and I think it was the one that was burned a few years back in a barn fire at the museum.

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Ross: were you ? I was wondering when you would see this thread. I can't recall the one Moore brothers' name. Lloyd owned the Robert Bell and I believe he worked for Bell Telephone. The one that owned the Rumely was a O.P.P. officer if I recall. The Bell went to the museum in Owen Sound, and I think it was the one that was burned a few years back in a barn fire at the museum.

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Robert - the Moore brother still on the farm there is Fred. A few days before Mr. Oliver originally started this thread I had pictures in my hand of that Rumely; but damned if I can find them now - they were in my hand I tell you! I kind of thought that engine was a 20 horse? The Robert Bell was in a bit of a fire at the museum but was not badly damaged. There is a dandy rear mount George White in there also (25 hp?). Has that museum moved? It was on the edge of town but now there appears to be a new museum south of town on the by-pass road you take when you are going to Wiarton? Didn't see you at the Last Blast at Simcoe County!!???????
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G: Didn't see you on my front door step either. There was a big auction here in town. Went there for awhile. Then had a few other things to tend to, and before I knew it was after lunch.

The George White that we saw at the I.P.M. at Meaford a couple of years back was the White from the Owen Sound museum. It used to belong to a fellow by the name of Stewart Muir of Priceville, just west of Flesherton. It too was donated to the museum up at O.S.. I'm not sure if the museum has moved or not. It used to be situated on Hwy. 10 just heading south out of town, I think.

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