Its ok i'll fix it.
^^if this did not happen we would not have Bolens, its saids the company roots go back to 1850 not the company it self.
Let's hold that thought......and take another look at the first sentence in the article.
"Founded in 1850, Bolens has grown to become the most respected name in outdoor power equipment."
Now, if you didn't know anything about Bolens, wouldn't this lead you to believe that Bolens had actually been in business since 1850? Sorry, I stick by my statement that it is stretching the truth. Now on to the second sentence.
"Milestones in the Bolens heritage include the introduction, in 1919, of the first power driven garden tractor."
That one's a tough call between stretching the truth and an outright lie. I CAN prove that wrong.
But... here's another thought, You don't see those kind of boasts in their early advertising. I wonder if that was to make them look more on par with the big name companies like JD
and IHC that actually had legitimate ties back that far?
"The dateing on bolens history is very vague in it self."
Now that's a statement I'll agree with! Maybe we should start a different thread about the early history and pool our info? I've been trying to find the ties between Beeman and Bolens and the actual time frames. I think if Beeman hadn't come along, we'd be sitting in Bolens chairs.