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Posted January 24, 2014 - 09:40 PM

There seems to be alot of those big clocks around, I guess those were a "Best Seller" back in the 60's :D

. I have seen at least a total of 7 or 8 of those clocks now. They must of been pretty popular. I would like to find one if those old tin signs like you got I bid on a couple of them on eBay but kept getting outbid.

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 09:35 AM

I have a couple of goodies.  One is a clock like the one the Brian posted.  I just measured it, and it's 15" x 4'2".
 
I also have a belt buckle and a windbreaker.  Problem with the windbreaker is that it's too small for me, so it will be going to a new home after I get back from my trip.
 
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I also have parts of two of the big lighted plastic signs.  They are just the plastic piece that gets back lighted.
 
One is 3' x 6' and has TROY-BILT in red on one line and BOLENS in green on the line below.
 
The other is 3' x 5' and is like the one in this post:
http://gardentractor...in/#entry309284


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Does anyone have a metal Bolens gas can?

There was one on ebay years ago but the guy refused to ship it so I had to pass it up.

 



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Posted January 25, 2014 - 01:04 PM

There seems to be alot of those big clocks around, I guess those were a "Best Seller" back in the 60's :D

 

I almost got one of those clocks from a local shop that used to sell Bolens. Turns out his wife threw it out years ago thinking it wasn't worth anything.

 

Does anyone have a metal Bolens gas can?

There was one on ebay years ago but the guy refused to ship it so I had to pass it up.

 

Someone was just selling one of those gas cans on Facebook.



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Posted January 25, 2014 - 02:36 PM

Does anyone have a metal Bolens gas can?
There was one on ebay years ago but the guy refused to ship it so I had to pass it up.

. I have one of those cans currently. I had two cans but I sold one they do get tricky trying to ship a used gas can though. Don't attempt thru the postal service they will open packages to inspect. Fedex is your best chance
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Posted January 25, 2014 - 02:37 PM

I have a couple of goodies.  One is a clock like the one the Brian posted.  I just measured it, and it's 15" x 4'2".
 
I also have a belt buckle and a windbreaker.  Problem with the windbreaker is that it's too small for me, so it will be going to a new home after I get back from my trip.
 

 
I also have parts of two of the big lighted plastic signs.  They are just the plastic piece that gets back lighted.
 
One is 3' x 6' and has TROY-BILT in red on one line and BOLENS in green on the line below.
 
The other is 3' x 5' and is like the one in this post:http://gardentractor...in/#entry309284

. What size is the wind breaker an how much you asking?

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 03:08 PM

It's a men's small.

 

It's already has a new owner.  I just haven't shipped it to him yet.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 05:48 PM

Here is the only Bolens sign that I have.

Bolens Neo-Neon Sign_002.JPG

 

It is lit up by fluorescent tubes. As you can see from the OEM box, they referred to it as "Neo-Neon".

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There is a tag on the back of the fixture that says that it was manufactured by KCS in Milwaukee. The ink-stamped manufacturing date is hard to read, so it is either 1966, 1968, or 1988. I suspect that the slogan of "High Performance since 1911" is the clue to which year it is, but I am not familiar enough with Bolens various slogans to know which year or years that one was used.


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 05:56 PM

Nice Sign!

I think I remember this one on ebay a while back.

You can usually tell the era by the style of text used for the Bolens name.

This Text started somewhere around 1981'  so this is an 80's sign


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 07:36 PM

Here is the only Bolens sign that I have.
attachicon.gifBolens Neo-Neon Sign_002.JPG
 
It is lit up by fluorescent tubes. As you can see from the OEM box, they referred to it as "Neo-Neon".
attachicon.gifBolens Neo-Neon Box_01.JPG
 
There is a tag on the back of the fixture that says that it was manufactured by KCS in Milwaukee. The ink-stamped manufacturing date is hard to read, so it is either 1966, 1968, or 1988. I suspect that the slogan of "High Performance since 1911" is the clue to which year it is, but I am not familiar enough with Bolens various slogans to know which year or years that one was used.

. We had one like that an my dad gave it to a friend of ours I would like to find another they looks awesome when working!!!

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Posted January 25, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Does anyone have any of the old Posters, or Cardboard displays that dealers used to set next to the equipment?

Most are probably long gone but figured I'd ask anyway.

 

I would really like to find the old film commercials for the Ridemasters and Ride-a-Matics


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Posted January 25, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Does anyone have any of the old Posters, or Cardboard displays that dealers used to set next to the equipment?
Most are probably long gone but figured I'd ask anyway.
 
I would really like to find the old film commercials for the Ridemasters and Ride-a-Matics

. I have a couple posters I will have to dig them out an take some pictures
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Posted January 25, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Ya,almost got my butt in a ringer,I shipped a gas tank and somehow a little old gas leaked out,oops



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 02:20 PM

Couple more signs I haveimage.jpg image.jpg
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Posted January 26, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Nice!

 

I like that 70's era Clock!

 

I have the pricing for both of these :D

 

The tin signs were sold in a set of 2 for $28.00  and you had the option of printing your own text at the bottom for $5.50

 

Clock had a dealer cost of $28.95

Yours must have came from Canada


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