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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 03:00 PM

Here's one for the hardcore Wisconsin engine collectors.
I'm a Wisconsin guy but not at that price :D

http://www.ebay.com/...=item43ce91e31f

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 03:30 PM

I guess it will sell, but I think it's high priced also.

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 04:18 PM

HAHA the price!



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Posted August 30, 2014 - 07:40 PM

  I used to collect those zippo lighter's, still have them all here, guess I should sell out at that price!!!!!!!



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Posted August 30, 2014 - 10:20 PM

$100 starting bid. Man, that's rough.

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 07:31 AM

Those old engine promotional pieces always bring good money.

 

There was a Wisconsin thermometer which sold for almost $150.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ad69ddefa

 

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Posted August 31, 2014 - 07:35 AM

Would be a nice item to have, but that kind of cash could buy me some Bolens repair parts too!!!

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Posted September 01, 2014 - 08:45 AM

Those old engine promotional pieces always bring good money.

 

There was a Wisconsin thermometer which sold for almost $150.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ad69ddefa

 

Ben W.

 

I was bidding on that early on, then my senses got the best of me.


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 09:29 AM

I was bidding on that early on, then my senses got the best of me.

 

I was too, I wanted to put it up in the shop, but it was too rich for my blood.

 

Ben W.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Is the lighter  specifically related to the Wisconsin brand of engines?

 

I found a pen with the same names and it looks like "Wisconsin Air Cooled Engines" is a company that sold Harley motor bikes.

 

Before i could hand over >$100 for a lighter, I'd want to do a bit more research.

harley sales company - wisconsin air-cooled engines.jpg

 

Could be worth while for a Harley collector.

 

 

I'm not suggesting not to buy it, but may want to know what you are buying.

Just the reference to Wisconsin engines and a stylized picture of one could be interesting.

 


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 12:14 PM

After a bit of searching, it appears that the "Harley Sales Company" was based in Kansas, and sold Wisconsin engines.

 

I'm thinking that lighter was made for them and not the Wisconsin engine folks.

 

I don't think they had anything to do with Harley-Davidson.


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Posted September 01, 2014 - 12:25 PM

After a bit of searching, it appears that the "Harley Sales Company" was based in Kansas, and sold Wisconsin engines.

 

I'm thinking that lighter was made for them and not the Wisconsin engine folks.

 

I don't think they had anything to do with Harley-Davidson.

 

I've done no research, but I doubt Harley Davidson would have anything made for them without their entire name including "Davidson" put on anything like that.  So I agree it was likely made for this sales company that specialized in Wisconsin engines, not associated with the HD motorcycle company.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 12:40 PM

Harley sales had nothing to do with Harley Davidson.

 

Harley Sales Company was one of the "Power house" Distributors back in the day for that region.



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Posted September 01, 2014 - 11:27 PM

Ah - I got it backwards.






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