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#1 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2010 - 03:51 PM

I was making an attempt to clean my file cabinet today. It's a hopeless cause, because I want to keep everything, but that has it's good points... :smile1:

Hope you guys don't mind me sharing this info. This is kind of special, because these are from tractors that my dad bought. I'd post some pictures,of the receipts, but the salesman's handwriting is pretty bad, so I don't think it would copy too well.

Here's what I found...

All purchased from Sears, Roebuck and Company... Aurora, Illinois



Sears Custom 6 w/mower Bought 4/28/1966

Purchase Price $579.90
Sales Allowance -30.00
$549.90
Tax +22.00
Total $571.90

Bought 2/6/1967...
Sears 42" Dozer Blade $49.95

Bought 6/1/1967...
Sears 3 Point Hitch $19.95
Sears 8" Plow $44.95
Sears Wheel Weights (2) $19.99
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Sears SS14 w/ 42"mower Bought 4/2/1971

Purchase Price $1,084.90
less trade... 1966 Custom 6 -300.00
784.90
Tax 39.25
Total price $824.15
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I still have the SS14, and use it to mow all summer. Still have the 3 point hitch, plow, dozer blade, and wheel weights too.

Hope you had fun looking at the prices. Bill
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Posted February 22, 2010 - 04:08 PM

Its always entertaining to see what the prices of things were from years back. Thanks for sharing the info:smile1:

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Posted February 22, 2010 - 04:26 PM

I use to love going in to Sear & Roebuck.

That's awesome history information, thank you for posting it Bill.

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 08:24 AM

Thanks for sharing that info.

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:07 PM

I just read it again and it was just as good the second time around :thumbs:

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Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:11 PM

I was still a shaver burning the tires off my Dad's SS12, without th deck I could almost turn it over doing wheelies

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 10:27 AM

I can still remember getting on these tractors for the first time. I was about 10 years old when the Custom 6 was delivered. What a power house, that was, over what we were using before! We had been mowing a couple acres of grass with a single blade riding mower... one of those with the mower down in front between your legs.
I was a freshman, in high school, when the "big" SS14 got delivered. I remember being afraid, when I first ran it, to run it at full throttle, "cause it had so much power"!!!
Wish I still had the Custom 6. I wonder how long of a life it had? Maybe it's still hang'in around somewhere!

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 06:21 PM

Bill here the the mower down in front between your legs. James

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 08:32 PM

James66... Thanks for posting the picture. That brings back a lot of memories. My grandpa had a mower just like that. I still have the forward/reverse gearbox, from it, plus a few other items. Gads! I just got to thinking how long I've had those parts! .... I never throw nothing away!

I have a picture of the old mower I was talking about. I'll have to look for it and post it sometime. It was different than the one in your picture. I've no idea what make it was. Seems like the rear tires were wide and flat (hard rubber) with a diamond tread pattern. I was probably about seven years old, when I first started running it. I remember my legs were too short, so my dad made an extension for the pedal so I could reach it. I also remember bumping my ankle on the exposed spark plug one time... cried like a baby!!!

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Posted February 16, 2011 - 08:39 AM

I will take those wheel weight! $20??? Sold!




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