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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 09:15 PM

My girl friend is into stuff like reel mowers, old tillers and snow blowers, etc. She is worried that no one else will like them when we go to shows, and people will make fun about it. I told her there's nothing wrong with being different. Im having fun learning about this stuff. Anyone else out there into this kind of stuff? Im including a few pictures of some of her stuff.

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Posted January 14, 2014 - 09:19 PM

If you go to a show you will get lots of folks who are interested in that same stuff. Nobody at a vintage equipment show is going to make fun of that stuff! Now, if you went to a fashion show with them ...!!


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 09:26 PM

I think the equipment that is different gets more looks  ,


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 09:36 PM

A "Female" interested in any of the tractor stuff would be nice and better. My Wife is Anti-Mechanical!   She Does like to go to show once in awhile with grandaughter and tractor I made for her. Supposed to do Wife one too this summer.  She DOES like it that I got a Golf Cart now and can run up to the "Women's" barns at Portland and other shows w/out walking.


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 09:42 PM

If you go to a show you will get lots of folks who are interested in that same stuff. Nobody at a vintage equipment show is going to make fun of that stuff! Now, if you went to a fashion show with them ...!!

:iagree:    from what I've seen at shows it doesn't matter what it is if it has an engine you're good to go and the more different it is the more looks and attention it will get!

 

Speaking of different what is the piece of equipment in the last photo on the bottom row?


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Well I for one am digging the reel mower she has there. Very cool old machine. Nice old Wheel Horse in that pic too! :smilewink:


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:32 PM

Rule # 1: 

collect what you like. 

I can't see as there is ever a time when it would be feasable or make sense to collect what you hope others will like. 

PLUS:  Just about everyone had a tiller and/or reel mower back in the day but not that many had the big "expensive" garden tractor mowers.  She should get lots of interest with those items and a surprisingly large percentage of older show-goers will relate to her display. 


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:33 PM

I would never make fun of someone who loves old tractors and such. In michigan there are many of those at the shows and they have a lot of people taking pictures and talking to the owners. I like them also. Tell her go for it and good luck.  Roger.


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 10:49 PM

I think she has some fine stuff to show!! Really liking the reel and the last tiller pictured. When I go to a show I bring all kinds of stuff, tools, seeders, my rope making equipment, and the braiding machines. I always find people who like the different parts of the display, and would frankly think it boring if everyone just liked the same kind of item at all the shows. This probably why I have a wide variety of walk-behinds, as for example: how many people want to  go out and see 50 John Deere model A's or 35 IH F20's all in a row. Not to say they aint fine tractors, but variety is the spice of life.


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Bob, She has some great pieces there :thumbs: . What hp is the A/C tiller, I have my Dad's 1972 or 3, 5HP A/C tiller just like that one. Does it have reverse on the camshaft, Dad's Does. I'm sure she will be a big hit with all the guys looking at her collection, just keep a eye on them old farts!! :rolling:


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Posted January 14, 2014 - 11:04 PM

Nothing wrong with those!

 

Like two more reels? I like to get rid of them...


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 12:07 AM

Your girlfriend has got some cool tillers and I like the old reel mower, my grampa had a reel mower with grass catcher, his yard was like a golf green, very short grass. She won't get any body laughing at her collection. How does the Snow Job work?  Keep collecting.


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 12:53 AM

Nothing wrong with anything anyone collects. Collecting is about individuality, to each their own.

Good thing everyone doesn't get into collecting the same things, or there would be a big shortage of one item. And good for you that she is interested in the hobby of older lawn and garden machines, and not dolls or some silly "girl" things..... 

My wife loves the old iron, especially after I brought her home the 61 "O" :thumbs:


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Posted January 15, 2014 - 01:02 AM

It's nice to see some of the old predecessors of what we are using now. I had a love/hate relationship with the old tillers--- called them "gut busters", among other things, lol.
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Posted January 15, 2014 - 01:39 AM

Not a thing wrong with her hobby. We all have used them "gut busters" before & loved the job they left behind. The only problem with them is as we get older we just want to look at them not use them. 


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