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#1 62 Springfield OFFLINE  

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Found this in a barn at my grandparents and have not been able to find anything about it. If anyone has one or knows anything about them the info would be great.
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Posted February 10, 2015 - 02:33 PM

:welcometogttalk: Pics of what you have might help with identification.



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 02:34 PM

Welcome to the forum. Wizard was a brand name for Western Auto stores. They were sourced from other suppliers and badged with the Wizard name. If you can post some pics of it, we can probably I.D. the builder.


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 04:00 PM

Sorry it was supposed to upload a picture, but it does say western auto on it

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 05:22 PM

I like that a lot. My boss lady collects old reel mowers. She doesn't have a western auto yet. Nice looking mower. Looks like the motor go replaced at somepoint. There is some following for old reel mowers like this.  



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 07:34 PM

Yea I don't know about the engine, I assume it's the original since the original owner (a ww1 veteran with a destroyed hip from shrapnel and a messed up eye) would want to do a engine swap at his age and condition. And I know my grandfather didn't do anything with it it just sat in a barn for 40 years, and with the damage the engine had and the massive amount of carbon in it if it's not the original it had a lot of use before it made it to the reel mower.

The amount of carbon.

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 09:45 PM

That's a nice clean looking mower.

Could be the original engine, the yellow doesn't look right but I have seen people swap pull start/shroud with another one if the spring or rope broke. 

What are the numbers stamped on the top or tag on the side tin?



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 11:08 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! :wave:






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