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#16 1967bolens collector OFFLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:16 PM

nice finds.. some of them ek's look like gk's

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 07:27 PM

10th to last pic the ridemaster has no id tag were it should be.
But it is were the Bean cutler had it to the right of the seat on the axel support.
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:25 PM

I should be able to get these into PDF's

I think I'm going to print out a few of those pics at the bottom to frame and hang up :D


Is this what you guys were wanting in PDF format?

Attached File  resolver.pdf   573.18KB   140 downloads

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Posted December 05, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Wow i was looking and found This if you look closely you can See the Trendel petal Backwards Ag tires and the distinct look of a Tube frame Dash Cool proto types ARE AWESOME

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 12:49 PM

Is this what you guys were wanting in PDF format?

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Thats great but I was looking for all the other pics to be copyed to.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 01:03 PM

Its proving to be harder than I thought, For some reason they wont let you just copy and paste the full images.... :(

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Here you go. Let me know if they work for you. I've posted them in .jpg and .pdf formats but they are only showing up in .pdf format when I post. If you'd like the .jpg files send me a PM and I will forward them to you. Thanks.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:03 PM

Thanks, but those were not the problem ones, these are:
The way they are loaded to that site does not allow for a simple copy and paste approach.
http://d.lib.ncsu.ed...-bx0004-005-000

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:33 PM

If you search the Milwaukee Art Museum Collection Archive site, under the Brooks Stevens Collection, there is his biography. You can also search the "Brooks Stevens Archive" for "client=bolens" you get these 49 pictures, most of which appear in the Google search link at the top of this topic

http://archive.mam.o...ens Corporation

The pictures are from 1962 and 1963. Looks like Mr. Brooks was an "industrial designer" or "industrial stylist" that Bolens used during this period. I'd say some of the pictures are of "mock ups" of machines early in their development. Some of the large framesteer machines (page 3 in the above link) are similar to my Grounds Keeper in size and styling, but they have no attachment lift mechanism or drive line. The mower is just sitting out there in front of the tractor on two support arms. The rear hood is similar to the styling of my production Estate Keepers, but was modified prior to Grounds Keeper production in 1967.

The first four pictures are of a frame steer machine that is based on the Estate Keeper layout, but looks like a larger engine, tires, and different styling compared to anything I've seen in production. I'm guessing this one didn't make it to production.

Pictures of other machines are spot on to the eventuall production styling and design: Husky tractors, Lawn Keeper, Estate Keeper, Vertical shaft and horizontal shaft Tillers, Orbit-Aire walk behind mowers, and Suburban riders. Re-enforces my belief that the Bolens engineers were way ahead of the times, and very innovative in using the components (engines, transmissions, etc) that were available to them at the time. Just imagine what they would have done with hydrostatic transmissions!

Very cool that wilberj found this treasure!

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:02 PM

Hey guys, this is what I've found out thus far about the pictures from university website you were interested in.

I emailed one of the librarians and this was her response:

"Hello Matthew,

Thank you for contacting the Special Collections Research Center. We are glad to hear you found some images that you would like to use. We can send you jpegs of those images. We charge $15 ($5 if you are affiliated with NC State) per image plus use fees, if you are planning on using the images in a publication. The use fees are $25 per image for Academic use and $100 per image for Commercial use.

Please fill out the attached Permissions and Reproduction Request forms to proceed. You may return those via email or fax (9one9.5one3.17eight7). The completed forms will generate an invoice; once payment has been remitted, the high-resolution images will be sent via Velocity, a file-sharing tool.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
Thank you!
Cathy
University Archives Specialist"


I've attached two .pdf forms to fill out if you wish to use or reproduce the photos.

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Attached File  PERMISSION_2010.pdf   54.96KB   37 downloads

Hope this gets you closer to getting a pic or two.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Great job on finding that info out for us, thank you!

Now its 15$ per pic. :(
$945 later lol..........

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Its proving to be harder than I thought, For some reason they wont let you just copy and paste the full images.... :(


umm I just copyed and pasted a image........ :D

Now is it ok for me to do this? Hate to get a phone call........

Edited by wilberj, December 14, 2012 - 09:46 PM.


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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:22 PM

umm I just copyed and pasted a image........ :D

Now is it ok for me to do this? Hate to get a phone call........


Was it the entire pic or just a portion of the pic? I tried numerous ways and got into some kind of web design page before I opted to end my quest.

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Posted December 14, 2012 - 10:34 PM

Was it the entire pic or just a portion of the pic? I tried numerous ways and got into some kind of web design page before I opted to end my quest.


I clicked on each pic, a box came up with the same pic I x'ed out of the box pic and right clicked and hit pic save as.

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Posted December 15, 2012 - 09:43 AM

umm I just copyed and pasted a image........ :D

Now is it ok for me to do this? Hate to get a phone call........


I can get the images, I just cant get a full page copied of those documents.....

I dont think your going to get a call since we are not doing this for a profit but just using these in our personal Bolens collections.




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