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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:27 AM

Found this in a 1938 Popular Mechanics.

 

What I would give to see a Youtube video of this thing in action.

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:30 AM

Wow that is awesome! Was this back when household current was DC I hope? Lol.



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:30 AM

Somehow, electricity and snow just doesn't make sense! Might be a shocking experience!


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Yea, ''shocking'' plans.

Here is one for leaf blower, no electrocution required :

http://www.google.co...391088872142172



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Interesting. Thanks for that.

I don't know what would be tougher, shoveling, or trying to push that

around without slipping and falling constantly

I guess it'd be OK for the right snow conditions.



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:06 AM

One sixth hp that will carry snow 10 feet??

 

It takes me 20 hp to do that at times.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:08 AM

Interesting. Thanks for that.

I don't know what would be tougher, shoveling, or trying to push that

around without slipping and falling constantly

I guess it'd be OK for the right snow conditions.

And you have to drag an extension cord along as well!


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:10 AM

They Don't Make Em Like This Anymore

 

 

There IS a reason!   :rolling:


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:12 AM

And you have to drag an extension cord along as well!

Think electric week wacker !! Pain in the :(



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:45 AM

That has pain in the arse written all over it. It's bad enough that you would have to push it enough to feed it without falling on your arse but the ramp / shovel is uphill which makes it even worse. If you were able to push it well enough it wouldn't take much to clog it. I think I would take shoveling over the aggravation. 


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Sometime in the early to mid-50's, I really don't remeber the year but I was pretty young. My dad bought an electric lawnmower from Gambles Hardware store.

Our Yard was all steep hill. I remeber he had a 150 ft of dropcord and taped it to a rope which he tied to the deck and would stand on top of the hill and lower the mower by rope down the hill.  Pull it up and start another strip.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Sometime in the early to mid-50's, I really don't remeber the year but I was pretty young. My dad bought an electric lawnmower from Gambles Hardware store.

Our Yard was all steep hill. I remeber he had a 150 ft of dropcord and taped it to a rope which he tied to the deck and would stand on top of the hill and lower the mower by rope down the hill.  Pull it up and start another strip.

Seen people do that with the gas rotary push mowers.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Here is the same type of blower without the shock factor. It uses a Briggs engine but it isn't self propelled. Anybody know a mfg?

 

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Pretty inventive old item.  I'll keep my little Toro electric blower though.



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Posted January 29, 2014 - 03:11 PM

Maybe ahead of its time.






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