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#1 Mike Unwin ONLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Good Morning with the cold being as it is I thought I would go thru an old 1954 Spring and Summer T. Eaton catalog and post some Simplicity adverts.If anyone wants to see the mower ads I will post them too. Cheers Mike

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Neat stuff! Thanks for posting them!



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Here is the less expensive tractor, quite a lot of info to be had from these old pages.

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Check out those prices! It would probably be worth nearly that much used 60 years later if it was in good shape.



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Here are some attachments for your Simplicity,really a well made standard tractor.Check out the price for the air compressor no wonder they were so hard to find.And some of the stuff would give the Health and Safety folks a breakdown ! You don,t often see the chains either. Cheers Mike

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:40 PM

Thanks, that is very cool. I have a bunch of that stuff. The thing that stands out to me is that I think my father paid $800 for his brand new 1954 V8 Ford. Those were expensive. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM

I like this vintage advertising!



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 04:55 PM

That's cool!  The cat's meow back then.  Neighbor have one of those he got a while ago with the sickle mower, tiller, and cultivator...not running, but might be someday.  

 

Thanks for sharing.  Love to see that stuff



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Posted January 28, 2014 - 05:31 PM

I knew I had an older catalog and this is it, a 1947 catalog with the early version of the Simplicity tractor the price of the newer tractor without a cultivator is little more than than the early tractor complete.This older catalog I bought at a farm auction years back and follow a old rural practice of recycling it was turned into a scrap book by pasting then current newspaper clippings into the pages.Really interesting reading about the war just over and small town and farm life . Poor old catalog has had a hard life and is in tender condition, both the 1954 and 1947 feature engine adverts and generators. The Acme brand engine I think is Clinton and the small gen sets are Johnson Iron Horse. Cheers stay warm Mike

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Posted January 28, 2014 - 07:37 PM

 

Here are some attachments for your Simplicity,really a well made standard tractor.Check out the price for the air compressor no wonder they were so hard to find.And some of the stuff would give the Health and Safety folks a breakdown ! You don,t often see the chains either. Cheers Mike

 
Ya the safety people would have a fit---no gory warning stickers on that stuff.I love the buzz saw,if they sold that these days there would be a bus load of attorneys in every box.You can't buy a shovel these days with out a warning sticker on it.
Neat old stuff,thanks ------Bill




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