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'THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1910. :TTft ait flie Cost of if MFSO0: riowm av if of. o H DATA; 1 neee- neee- i against j the ; to Dear-; Dear-; Dear-; .Governor ; Bart iden-1 iden-1 iden-1 cornmls- cornmls- i itck. ; povi- povi- ; went made data , would j in the : jrtU-r jrtU-r at- at- CO tllC WOT at Of plowing arrests; . W 13 a tent worthy ot "i TT- TT- rising the soil, the toil of turning" once rach year the lace 01 the whole eartn consumes more power man any fl other single human need. There are three great human needs which require power. They are the production of finished products from raw materials, transporting men and materials from place to place and tilling the soiL The task of plowing man's earliest and still his greatest greatest need for power until yesterday performed by animals, is today revolutionized by the cil-burning cil-burning cil-burning engine of the M. Rumley Company, La Porte, Ind. This engine that the scientists of agriculture say is destined destined to change the farming industry of the world has been named The Oilpull Tractor. It gets its terrific power from ordinary kerosene. Inventions come, go and are for gotten; but the building In plowing a square mile the farmer and his horses must walk 5?oo miles each. Plowing three townships necessitates necessitates a journey equal to that from the earth to the moon and back again and 60,000 miles beyond. Ten horse-power horse-power horse-power hours are needed to turn an acre of land, and to plow one-half one-half one-half the area of the United States, 9454,736,000 horse power hours arc required. Until recently recently plowing has been performed almost exclusively by animals only one acre in 20,000 being plowed by mechanical mechanical means. Oil for Fuel, Costs Less Than Oats Oats and hay, fed to the horses that drag the great share of the burden of "tilling by toiling," costs far more than fuel of an oil-burning oil-burning oil-burning engine, engine, in which is embodied embodied the secret of perfect combustion, to con-rerned con-rerned to l.m ha-1 ha-1 ha-1 telegraph the supply betunB any plan, tie not ! tcheme ; to a hafe those park, general money, leaxt gaming is busy Itmcti. Lake data to taken. said to I he has j but i collected i coun- coun- fore- fore- may ; all ef ground t gov press said or -tne -tne station gone published New is be syndicate pian aa further to patrol there park. In mind gamblers. the may proceedings." estab reported. Clark there in automo a taken and car line. the prevail and all the Bta- Bta- will be pool races paper. messenger will take to the Greater orders department year year. of money- money- than value of do year was while for 5o.!6 or representing year was number 361.770, the 5oo,390. of last year lln.S43.lS. number comparison witn tne inventions of Watt, Stevenson, Fulton and Edison. - - "-.. "-.. v.- v.- - Club, The discovery of the secret of perfect combustion combustion by John A. Secor was the reason for this wonderful invention. invention. ; Years have not yet carved a ! niche in the 47reat Hall of Fame for John A. Secor because , his discovery is recent. Already the Oilpull ofl-burnine ofl-burnine ofl-burnine engine is a development of this discovery and the farmer and the world at large is benefited. The plain kerosene larc p revealed the secret to Secor. A lamp burner when turned too high furnishes too much oil, which results in free carbon carbon and a sooty lamp chimney. If the lamp is turned too low the combustion is incomplete and the gases thrown off are poisonous and of unpleasant unpleasant odor. Good illumination is dependent upon careful adjustment of the wick by means of the thumb wheel. When the wick is just at the proper point there is no odor and no soot and a brilliant light shows how perfectly oil can burn. Good combustion combustion absolutely depends upon accurate adjustment of the supply of air and fuel. Human Hand Too Bungling'for this Task - The human hand cannot act quick enough at the brain's command, nor deft enough to regulate the fuel supply of an engine. Therein lies the difficulty in the engine, for the oil and air to be exploded in the cylinder must vary from moment to moment with the increasing or decreasing load and with atmospheric changes. Regulation must be automatic automatic and the precision of the chemist must be utilized in measuring the fractions of a few drops of oil to secure perfect mixture. The -correct -correct proportion of oil, air and water constitute the principle of success behind an oil-consuming oil-consuming oil-consuming engine. Millions of dollars have been lost in futile attempts, simple simple as the problem may seem. Water must be used to secure perfect results 4nd it must vary in quality with the load. Too much means "Killing" the engine; too little will not produce the desired effect. At the moment of the explosion the water is evaporated and disassociated with its elements of hydrogen and oxygen. This free oxygen attaches itself to any free carbon and exerts a scouring effect in the cylinder. As the piston stroke advances and the temperature drops, hydrogen again turns to water and liberates its heat thus keeping up the pressure. pressure. That, in the language of a man versed in engine facts, is the reason for the efficiency of the Secor system and much of the success of the oil-burning oil-burning oil-burning engine is due to the Secor carburetor, which is covered by patents. 1 To the Moon and Back Again Man's severest toil is plowing. Ages ago he did it with a crooked stick. Going back to a period before that time he plowed with a jagged rock, planted with his hands and reaped with the same primitive tools. , Today, the average farmer has advanced but a single step he has tamed horses and they pull an implement built on the principle of the sharp-edged sharp-edged sharp-edged bit of rock With the introduction of the Oilpull throughout the United States the American farmers in every corner of the country, two or perhaps three years from today, will be doing work, that ordinarily occupies a day, in just thirty minutes truly the revolution of plowing methods is at hand Pit the above example of plowing against this in your own mind; today there are eight miles of furrow travel in every acre of land. only is it a wonderful plowing machine, but the OHpnll ca.i be used fofseeding, harvesting, cultivating, threshing clover hulling, pumping water on the farm or at therrija-. therrija-. therrija-. tion plant, railroad building, lumber hauling, etc, etCj . These are the uses, besides-plowing, besides-plowing, besides-plowing, to which the assembled assembled experts dedicated it at the recent exhibition near the eight-acre eight-acre eight-acre plant of the II. Rumley Company. T The severe test covered a long period and the life of the1-Oilpull the1-Oilpull the1-Oilpull was found to be 1,000 consecutive working days. ' Plowing 20 acres a day during that time shows an actual saving of over $20,000 (which figures are conservatively' made by persons with no interest whatever in the OilpulP" engine, other than its benefit to the world at large. The facts are that any-; any-; any-; one of average intelli gence can run it after aa inspection of three cr four hours and that it is not an ordinary internal combustion engine that will burn kerosene when all conditions'are" favorable but aaea- aaea- gine that burnt tero- tero- seno as its daily breads Its power is furnished furnished by the most con-centrated, con-centrated, con-centrated, cheapest, safest fuel known, whkh quickly identifies the engine withthe greatest inventions th; world has ever known. Mi as'1 - oil fed to the tractor. The wonder-engine wonder-engine wonder-engine gets its wealth of power from ordinary kerosene power that endows the engine with strength equal to ico horses and j makes possible, possible, with the strong headlight, to plow 24 hours a day. This trenyndous plowing improvement operates at the simple simple cost of the hay that the farmer feeds his present team of horses. The tremendous benefits to the human race which are certain developments of John Secor's invention can be limited only by the narrow confines of the human brain. Today, should you happen in the vicinity of La Porte. Ind., you will be brought face to face with .the success of the kerosene tractor as evidenced by the imrnenseness of the home office and works of the M. Rumley Company. Aside from the almost limitless opportunities for world-wide world-wide world-wide use of the new invention there already exists a demand for the product, which the factory is endeavoring to catch up with. Experts Call It the Solution Will the Oilpull Tractor form the final link of the chain of inventions between the day primeval man plowed with a jagged stone and the goal of perfect plowing? The day that the first Oilpull Tractor rjpped up an uneven uneven acre of stubble near La Porte in thrrty minutes and at a cost of sixty cents that question was answered. The assembled experts who viewed that trial; which today the Oilpull people look upon as a bit of ancient history, pronounced pronounced the result marvelous and declared that plowing the world over had been revolutionized. No acre had ever before been turned in thirty minutes. And the cost sixty cents was reduction from $1.50 to $3.00, for doing the same bit of plowing under the best system which preceded the invention of this Oilpull engine. Uses Declared Almost Limitless Scientists, students, inventors and business men, besides farmers themselves, who have been familiarized with the fruits of John A. Secor's discovery, hail the new Indiana machine as one of the world's great inventions. God has sentenced man to take sustenance from the earth and he has made his image devise the means to do it. And the task of doing it more effectively, getting greater returns from the soil and accomplishing the feat with greater ease is one that has been a hard one. The Oilpull tractor reaches the zenith of fondest hopes, for not Millions of Unplowed Acres- Acres- . The scope of usefulness of this invention is not confined to America. Within a few years its introduction into foreign countries will t: effected. There lies an even greater field than the United States furnishes. The farming in-dustry in-dustry in-dustry there will beTevolutioaized also.' Foremost among countries in which richest lands are wasted because of insufficient xnears - of tilling the soil are Canada, Russia, and Souths America. Then there is China "ar.d some sections of Europe. Those are the lands in which the Oilpull engine is an actual necessity, necessity, where millions of dollars lie unharvested each year, And the grain and produce which this engine will bris; from the earth will also be actual necessities." The enthusiasm of John A. Secor when, he fully realized the import of his wonderful invention has been taken up by the country s great implement experts and every- every- day a bundle of letters, from men comparatively famous are Te- Te- ceived at the La Porte office of the Rumley Company, where more than 600 persons are employed. The Indiana branch l-offices of the concern in Indianapolis and Logansport are also feeling the stress of increased business. The 57 year history of the Rumley Company is marked by great engine successes and the production of an engine of the Oilpull type is, among experts in engine construction, infallible evidence of the ability of the engine to perform the marvelous feats which undoubtedly will revolutioniz 3 farming. . .. . : . : ., J "Toiling and Tilling the Soil? A new book,, just published fully describes all the details ; of mechanical construction and the points of interest that j distinguish the Oilpull above all other devices , having sim- sim- j ilarity of purpose. ; t ' ' r - ' I The book is actually a revelation to thc-fartner, thc-fartner, thc-fartner, yet its interest to every class of people is paramount,-for paramount,-for paramount,-for there is not one but who will directly benefit by the tremendous work which ik to be wrought by the wonderful engine. Copies may be secured by those desiring them by simply addressing requests to the La Porte, Ind., office of thfi M. Rumley Company. ; . - '. ' ... o . ' : - ' V ' ' - " : ' - - - - f-This f-This f-This Coupon Brings Oilpull Book FREE ! Stan suad Mail Coupon Today i i ILbalwCa LaPt.kaV ,- ,- ., Picas send ma a copy ol jroar tra book TfUna ' and TQUac tha Sofl." ! Kama Address . Occspatios. Number of acres owned or operated if any. Located in. Ran arks.

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 07 Jan 1910, Fri,
  3. Page 18

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