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#1 jdslednut ONLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 09:52 PM

I pulled these from a couple of old Mechanix Illustrated magazines my Dad gave me.  The issues were pretty much trash but fun to look through.

 

Anyone know what this one is?  There was no identification in the magazine. (1952)

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From 1949 - Bready

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 10:04 PM

That's a different looking one in the top pic. To bad your dad didn't have one of them sitting in the shed.........or does he? :smilewink:


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Not sure what it is? But It looks like a Briggs 5S with wheels and a handle :D

 

Thanks for the pictures! I too like looking at old magazines when I come across them.



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Posted May 30, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Planet Jr. Tuffy.   They were made by the S.L. Allen Co. just as it says in the ad.

Has to be right after WWII because by 1952 or '53 they had redesigned the handlebars to all steel.   The arm up to the handgrips was wood on those because dad had one and after several years sitting outside the handle rotted off and it let the tractor fall forward allowing rain into the muffler and ruinning a good engine.  :wallbanging:


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 10:40 PM

That's a different looking one in the top pic. To bad your dad didn't have one of them sitting in the shed.........or does he? :smilewink:

Nope.  Pretty sure on that one.  Sorry Nate.  I don't believe there are any more surprises to be found there. :(



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Posted May 31, 2013 - 06:30 AM

Here is a color pic of the Tuffy and Super Tuffy

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Posted May 31, 2013 - 08:54 PM

I missed buying one of those Super Tuffys at the last auction.  It sold for $90 in non running condition, Briggs 5S missing the gas tank, and only a cultivator.  I thought it was a Simplicity at first, but somebody must have thought it was a treasure considering how high they ran it up. 

 

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Posted June 03, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Those old adverts slain me, so simple a child could run it !  Boy today the safety people would be all over that ! I keep all my old mags just for the ads,most of the Popular Science and Mechanics stuff is on the internet. Cheers Mike






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