This Day in History
Fill 'er Up


On a day like today in the 1920’s...

A Rumely Oil Pull waits to be filled up at the gravity feed kerosene pump. The farmer chats with the deliveryman from the kerosene company while his son pumps the kerosene up into the glass cylinder of the pump. Kerosene-powered tractors were another step forward from the earlier bulky steam traction engines of the previous decade.





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