Posted 8 months ago
This is a 1919 newspaper advertisement for the Advance-Rumely Farm Thresher made by the Advance-Rumely Thresher Co., LaPorte, Indiana.
--- The Advance-Rumely Company of La Porte, Indiana was organized in 1915 as a producer of many types of agricultural machinery, most notably threshing machines and large tractors. Advance-Rumely was purchased by Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company in 1931, and the company's main works would become what was later known as the "La Porte plant". Allis-Chalmers itself would eventually succumb to bankruptcy and the dismantling of its vast business interests in 1985, but by that time Advance-Rumely was very much a memory.