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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Came across these and thought you guys would enjoy seeing them.
These are from the 1920's i believe

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:16 AM

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:34 AM

Nice pictrues! Love the last one , guessing it's a planter of some type ? Could that be a two row ? Al

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:36 AM

Those are cool pics, Doc! Like those iron wheels on all those. Neat stuff!

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:43 AM

Nice pictrues! Love the last one , guessing it's a planter of some type ? Could that be a two row ? Al


It does look to be a two row planter. I wonder if any of these have survived?

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 07:55 AM

very nice pictures indeed .. its sad that they were sold to mtd and that nothing is built or made to last any more . is there any chance that you have pictures of the factory what is STILL around and some pictures of the tube frames in action
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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:06 AM

Here's an old thread that was posted a while back talking about what is left of the factory.

http://gardentractor..._bolens factory

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:13 AM

Very nice thanks for sharing.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Cool pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us!

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 08:35 AM

You were right Doc, I did like seeing them. It's really neat that they were so over built back then. Thanks for sharing the photos.






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Posted July 16, 2012 - 09:07 AM

Yeah, definitely very cool pics. I like that reel mower with the 2-gang setup and the ride-along seat, a very complete setup! Reminds me of the newer golf course fairway and greens reel mowers they have now-a-days, but a 1920's version of it. I too wonder if any have survived (in operable condition) to this day?

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 01:32 PM

The last pic is the model A Power Hoe. That was Bolen's first tractor. I know the tractors have survived but I don't recall seeing a planter like that. The one thing about early ads was that most were artists' renditions and they might not be exactly like what was being produced.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 05:43 PM

Looks like 20's to me...

Thanks for the pics I like them!

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 09:37 PM

Thanks for sharing some of your older pics from your brochures Brian. It is a step back in time to see how the older machines were built.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 10:38 PM

Ya gotta love the 'purely functional' look of those old implements. They were all go and no show.




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