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#1 nglauer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2015 - 06:25 PM

Quick preview.....

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I havent had time to go through all the cabinets and boxes. It all needs wiped down, but i have found a bunch of stuff. Mostly service stuff for Wisconsin motors. Bolens literature, service manuals, price guides, bulletins, and attachment books/guides. I've also located some Ford tractor goodies (the select-o-speed service manual is dirty but should clean well). Some of tou may have heard me mention that my great grandparents owned a Ford tractor dealership, but also specialized in the 2 wheel bolens tractors up through the tube frame and early large frames. I also found literature etc. on the GK and EK models, which I was not aware they sold until today. Their main sales (per dad) came from the Ford Industrial line of tractors. I found some interesting advertising post cards for the numerous models they sold. This is only a small preview of the dirty stuff i pulled today while going through old popular science and mechanics magazines in an upper cabinet. I know there is a bunch more, and i realize some of this is already in the archive. What i would like to know is... what isn't online? Perhaps i have it and can scan it sometime? Please let me know if you are looking for certain stuff from this era. If so i will try to dig it up and scan it. I only have a million more things to sort and throw out (Bolens stuff is safe lol), but grandpa kept every catalog and magazine from 1956 to nearly present day..... uploadfromtaptalk1428534958420.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1428535042725.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1428535067003.jpg
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 06:31 PM

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Posted April 08, 2015 - 06:36 PM

I only had a few minutes to snap these pictures from my phone. I apologize if they are flipped funny, i had to leave, but do have these set aside for clean up and sorting. I'm not sure what all is in this literature. I also found Brantly and Johnson literaure. I will post more when able.

Nick in Ohio
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Every one of them is valuable to someone so, don't throw anything out and stor them safely. Have fun! Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 07:51 PM

Alot of those popular science and mechanics magazines may have bolens adds in them... 

 

Nice finds Nick!  I see allot of stuff I already have but I bet there stuff I wish I could get my hands on in there!


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 08:44 PM

I thought about keeping the popular mechanics, popular science, and the other few (can't remember the names) but they were pretty well read and some were really dirty. I really had an internal struggle trying to decide what to do with them. Sadly -they had to go. I did find brochures for numerous 60's model Chevrolet trucks and cars, which i have kept. It'll take my whole life to sort and part with some of the stuff in this garage. Grandpa kept a little bit of everything since the 1940's. I'm just glad that i bought the property, even if i don't have a use for all the things stored in it.
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 08:49 PM

Jerome - do you know of anything that might be in existence that hasn't been uploaded? I think there are a bunch of boxes in the attic packed full of Bolens and Ford stuff. I know there are other huge Hayward binders in one of the cabinets too. This stuff just happened to jump out at me while looking for something else. I would be willing to scan anything that we don't have, if you can think of anything.

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Nick
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 11:41 PM

From one hoarder---ooops, I mean connoisseur of fine reading material--- to another, nice haul!!


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 11:52 PM

From one hoarder---ooops, I mean connoisseur of fine reading material--- to another, nice haul!!

It was a short haul... I only had to walk to my garage ;) I'll thank Grandpa for leaving these treasures behind. I guess they'll be payment for all the clean up i'll be doing this summer hehe. I sure miss him, but finding neat stuff like this helps. Sometimes I think he hid stuff in the garage so I would search for it.


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Posted April 09, 2015 - 12:20 AM

I took the time to go through some of the books and I have found some interesting stuff, including some information on a trencher, rear mower, and rear PTO's for the HT20. There are some odds and ends as well, but i'm not really sure how to go about uploading the PDF files I created. 

 

So far I have the following items scanned - which may be on here already, or may not be of interest to anyone: 

 

Bolens A Good Yard Ahead -  New HT20 attachments brochure (includes information on the Woods RM59CO rear mount mower, Howard Rotavator Model OJ, Bolens 2000 RPM rear PTO no. 18082, Bolens 540 RPM Rear PTO no. 18094, Bulldog Trencher J-160, Arps Post Hole Digger K25, Brantly Backhoe no. 605, Brantly Front End Loader, and York Rake model RDR). 

 

Haban Sickle Bar attachment brochure

 

York Rake RM & RO brochure

 

Hydro-Speed Attachments (Scraper, Scarifier, Rock Rake) brochure for Bolens Husky 600-800-900 tractors

 

Danco BH-700 Loader and accessories brochure for Bolens Husky 600 and 800 tractors

 

MacKissic Compost Shredder-Grinder model T-B for Bolens 600, 800, and 900 tractors brochure

 

MacKissic B-TS Tractor Mounted-Tractor Powered Sprayer for Bolens 600, 800 and 900 tractors brochure

 

Brinly Attachments for use with Bolens Tractors ( rr 100 rotary leaf and grass rake, bb 110 mounted dump cart, kk 100 planter-fertilizer, tt 100 tool bar and accessories) brochure

 

Bolens Mustang Tiller brochure

 

Bolens Orbit Air Mower brochure

 

Bolens Suburban riding mower (original Suburban) brochure

 

Bolens  America's Finest Outdoor Power Equipment brochure 1964 form no. 551542

 

Hayward Distributing Co. Suggested Retail Price List effective October 1, 1964 document

 

Hayward Distributing Co. Terms & Conditions to New Bolens Dealers document

 

Please let me know which one's you guys would like to see upload and where if possible. Thanks! 

 

Nick


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Posted April 09, 2015 - 12:25 AM

I have 7 other binders to eventually go through, and who knows what's in the attic of the garage. I imagine it's older material for the Ford tractors and possibly 2 wheel Bolens etc.


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Posted April 09, 2015 - 04:33 AM

Thanks for posting this stuff!
What I find really interesting is sales prices.
Have you come across anything like that?

Thanks!

Joe
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Posted April 09, 2015 - 06:09 AM

I sure have, the Hayward Binders have the MSRP for just about everything. It is pretty cool
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Posted April 09, 2015 - 06:20 AM

You mentioned the ford's. I owned a 601 selectomatic. 10 forward and 2 reverse. The tranny had just been gone through before I purchased it and they told me that not many people around that can work on them. Great find on the manuals.

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Posted April 09, 2015 - 06:37 AM

So you dont waster time I would check our brochure section as about 90% of the larger brochures you have are uploaded here.

 

Do you have many service bulletins?  I would love to see any from 1969 and older if you have them.






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