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#1 Tennblue59 OFFLINE  



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Posted November 13, 2012 - 04:39 PM

Picked this up the other day - FREE just had to go pick it up. Previous owner had it given to him. Was going to fix it up. Sat for a long time. Wife said it's gotta go..... You know the story....

I can't find a name or much of any identification on it anywhere. PO said he thought it came from Sears and that it was from the 60's.

Only thing I can read on the side of the engine looks to be "CLINTON"(?). Was clinton an engine manufacturer? or might this be a rebranded briggs/techumsey, etc?

I was looking at some internet pictures and it LOOKS like a Springfield. There is a springfield manual/parts diagram on here and looks similar, but mine doesn't have the reversing assembly. There is the boss on the handlbar for the second lever though. Looks like a 2 speed (move belt on pulley) drive. The wheels (12-6) are on wratcheting hubs. Engine turns over free - haven't gone over it yet beyond that to see what it's gonna need.

It was in a covered shed, but with dirt floor. You can see the disk wheels rusted away on the bottom half. I will need to find some 12" disks to replace them...

So does this look familiar to anyone?
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Posted November 13, 2012 - 04:53 PM

Clinton is an engine manufacture.......Maybe it is a Simplicity....just guessing....

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Posted November 13, 2012 - 05:17 PM

Clinton also made some engines for Farm-Ettes which later became Lambert when they bought out Farm-ette.....they used a few diff types but also Clintons. Now Farm-ette DID have a 2-wheeler line and this could very well be what you have......most had round gas tanks but not all of them. Some had square. Here's an idea of one. I'm sure you could find alot more if you researched it under Farm-Ette or Lambert (although I'm not sure Lambert kept the 2-wheeler line)

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Posted November 13, 2012 - 05:23 PM

Looks like a Springfield to me.
The reverse could have been an option.
GREAT FIND!! :thumbs:

Edited by Gtractor, November 13, 2012 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted November 13, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Did Springfield use Clinton engines? In the brochure I found, it didn't list engine manufacturer - only that it was a third party vendor (seperate warrenty and instructions referenced)...

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Posted November 13, 2012 - 05:59 PM

Yes, Springfield did use Clinton engines. Here is a lik to one Casey picked up not long ago. the engine on his is older than the one on yours but still a Clinton. http://gardentractor...the-collection/
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Posted November 13, 2012 - 06:35 PM

100% Springfield guys. Not all of them came with reverse, but they all looked like that one. Great find. If you plan to part with it, let me know.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:39 PM

idk what it is but that disk set has seen way better days. nice score though