16 HP Advance Steam Traction Engine

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  Lot #208  (Sale Order: 151 of 259)  
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  The Advance Thresher Co. was incorporated on March 1, 1881 in Battle Creek, MI. the company strove to creat an engine that distributed the wieght evenly upon the wheels; for this reason Advance placed the engine toward the front of the boiler. During the twenty three years of production Advance sold more than 12,00 steam traction engines. In December 1911 Rumely acquired all assets of Advance Thresher Co. and Gaar-Scott. M. Rumely co. set up business selling the products of the abover companies. Its was during this time that this engine was produced which ban be discerned from the ring around the smoke box door. the rings was cast with the name M. Rumely on it but the Advance "Banner Boy" remained on the door.  M. Rumely was forced to reorganize in 1915 due to financial difficulties and the Advance Thresher Co. designs wer discontinued and replaced with the Advance Rumely designs and engines. 

  This 16 HP Advance was built around 1912. The history of the engine is unclear after leaving Battle Creek, MI. The engine was purchased by the Parker Family at an auction in Buhl, Idaho in 1974 from the Ed Vogel Collection. The Advance was used to power the sawmill for the Parker Family for several years. Older restoration, rubber pads have been added to the drive wheels for a smoother ride on the hard surfaced roads! 

Serial No. 13345 

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This item is part of The Parker Steam Collection
 Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 | 10:30 AM  Mountain
 
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16 HP Advance Steam Traction Engine
16 HP Advance Steam Traction Engine
Lot number: 208
Seller: Nixon Auctioneers
Event: The Parker Steam Collection
Ends: Saturday, September 19 | 10:30 AM  Mountain

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