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Rolloway? Holloway? Any idea who made this?


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#1 MrFixit1599 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 07:52 PM

My neighbor got this in a trade for some insulation a while back ( long story).  Anyway, I was really checking it out today to see who made it, how it all worked, etc.  Well, I have no idea.  It almost looks like someone made it in their garage, but certain aspects of it are too well engineered.  Currently, nothing moves on it but the steering wheel and the articulation in the middle of it that controlled the reel mower height.  Any ideas?  I think Fairbanks-Morse made a similar model.  The B&S NPR6 motor is from around 1950 or so, I think.  Anyone with ideas would be great.

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#2 Bruce Dorsi ONLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2015 - 09:30 PM

The reel mower is a Rollaway made by the Eclipse Mower Company or the Hahn-Eclipse Company.  ....The earlier models made by Eclipse in Evanston, Illinois, were painted orange.  ....Later models built by Hahn-Eclipse in Evansville, Indiana, were painted yellow.

 

The riding attachment looks like it was also made by Eclipse for their smaller 21" Parkhound reel mowers, but was adapted by someone to mount on a Rollaway, as the Rollaway never had that type of riding attachment.

 

There was an optional sulky available for the Rollaway, but that was towed behind the mower and had 2 pneumatic tires.


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