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Posted December 28, 2011 - 04:37 AM

Resampled_2011-12-24_16-30-49_895[1].jpg I came across an old Goodall mower the other day that is in decent shape. I did alot of research using the serial numbers. The deck is from 1945 #33 in production line, 32" deck. I am not sure if the motor is original but it appears it could be as it is the same original color as the deck itself. Never seen these before or know anything about them. any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Welcome to the forum. Cool looking mower you have there. First one I've seen. Thanks for sharing it. Maybe someone has some info to help you along.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:15 AM

Never saw one of those either , I do like the crank to start it. My dad had a push mower with one of thoses cranks, Al

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 09:07 AM

That is a unique looking mower.
I have seen this type of Goodall mower deck before on another tractor forum but it didn't have an engine on it.
I believe that Goodall was one of the first to manufacture a rotary blade mower.
Reel mowers were used up until then.

However, I do question whether the engine is original or not ?
I believe he used Lauson engines in his mowers.
I'm probably all wet here but I don't think they made a crank top starting system for small engines in 1945 ?
Also, I'm not sure they made that square style gas tank back in 1945 ?
The Goodall mowers that I've seen all had round gas tanks on them.

Any chance the engine was changed and the whole thing repainted ?

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:25 AM

Never seen a mower like that, but as a young kid, I mowed with a similar engine on a std push mower. Wind her up, the turn the knob on the side to engage starter.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 10:56 AM

I remember dad having a push mow with that style starter as well. He bought it so us kids could start the mower by ourselves.
That looks like a heavy duty type push mower.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 11:12 AM

Welcome to the forum. The only thing i can tell u is that i want it.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:29 PM

Thanks guys! all i know is i have never seen this before. And from research i can find i know they used lauson motors on these starting in the late forties. But i have not been able to find one of these for sale anywhere on the internet. It is a unique mower for sure. I plan on looking at this thing more in depth tonight to try to figure more out about it and the motor. I will keep you all up to date with this project.

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 09:07 PM

Ray, I think the one you saw without an engine was mine. I remember putting it on another forum but don't remember which one. I don't even go on other forums any more and I have deleted the picture from my computor. Between my brother and me - we have 4 of those triple bladed Goodalls but we live only about an hour from where they were made. I believe one of my brothers has a Briggs on it but its been years since I've seen it.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 05:59 PM

[ATTACH=CONFIG]27201[/ATTACH]The deck is from 1945 #33 in production line, 32" deck. I am not sure if the motor is original.

No, B&S did not manufacture that syle engine in the 1940's. .....If you get the B&S numbers from the engine, you should be able to determine the age.

However, the Goodall mower looks very much like the Goodall mowers sold in the 1960's. .....What source did you use to determine the deck is from 1945?

My Dad was a Goodall dealer, and I may possibly have some info in my "stuff."
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