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#1 Rustysteele OFFLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 08:48 PM

Here`s a great early Milbradt riding mower that my wife bought for me as an early birthday present. The previous owner did most of the major work to it, I just need to do a little more tinkering with the engine and replace the drive chain before I can mow the lawn with it! It has a 5HP Missouri Gas Engine Co. engine on it, they made mostly marine engines plus these. I was told that Milbradt made movable wooden ladders, and in 1915 came out with this mower. https://www.youtube....h?v=xOHqhL3El-4


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 08:59 PM

   OH MAN is that cool,   If you don mind me asking what did you pay for that ?  I would love to find something like that around here.

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Posted August 23, 2015 - 09:58 PM

Now, That is crude!  Would think you would want to mow much less than weekly with something like that.  AND, better have good solid, smooth yard I'ld say.


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 10:13 PM

WOW !!!!   :rocker2:     :thumbs:

 

Thanks for sharing that with us !   :worshippy1:

 

You have a wonderful piece of history there! 

 

I've seen some Milbradt mower from the 50's, but yours is their great granddad.


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Posted August 23, 2015 - 10:20 PM

That is what I would love to get a chance to play with.   That puts all of our antique mowers to shame.

 

I want to see that mower live.  Those things have to be rarer than hens teeth. 

 

When you are done with your wife, I'll marry her in hopes of getting something similar for my birthday!

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:28 AM

I want to see that thing in ACTION!


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:29 AM

That my friend is truly a museum piece .
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:21 AM

What a treasure!


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Man that engine sounds beautiful.I could listen to that all day long.

 

 

Wonder how much torque she has.Bet it's close 30ft lbs


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 09:58 AM

That is an incredible piece of history right there! Thanks for sharing the video.
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Thanks for all the comments, I`ve been collecting for 36 years, and have always wanted something complete and crude as this, it pays to be patient! I`ll post another video after i get a couple things straightened out on the engine and install the drive chains. Also install an early Model T Ford style muffler which I have kept for many years, just waiting to install it on something like this! I hope to have it at Dublin, N.H., Tobacco Valley Flywheelers, Kent, CT, and the Zagray farm Museum shows this fall, so you can see it in action there, might even let you drive it!


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 11:05 AM

As said, what a piece of history. I see you this Fall in Ct.!


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Posted August 26, 2015 - 02:22 PM

Cool, is that a Le Roi power unit in the background, if it is could you take a pic of the radiator cap, I have a 2cylinder Le Roi, but my radiator cap is missing.






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