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#1 Tbrooks OFFLINE  

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:20 PM

I saved this from a junk man. I think it may be a montgomery wards reel mower. Can anyone confirm this?image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:39 PM

Don't have a clue to the brand, but that could make a very neat front attachment! How wide is it?



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:15 AM

My guess is probably Eclipse 



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:08 AM

A good thing you saved it, even if you just offered it for sale at a tractor show.



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 08:58 AM

parts of it make me think it might have been a Planet jr one. Almost looks like the caster wheel parts have been home built.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:04 AM

I believe it's from a Reo Trim-A-Lawn mower.  .....You can see several pics of them in Google Images.

 

It's definitely not Eclipse.


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 10:54 AM

I believe it's from a Reo Trim-A-Lawn mower.  .....You can see several pics of them in Google Images.
 
It's definitely not Eclipse.

I believe we have a winner. Too bad the rest of it wasn't there.image.jpg
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Bolen's power Hoe, I just picked up whole bunch of stuff.I'll post pic's on the walk behind fourm.IMG_2079.JPG


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 06:06 PM

Here's another pic.

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 07:54 PM

Same unit sold under a couple different names?

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:23 PM

Same unit sold under a couple different names?

 

As far as I know, it was Reo only, from the 1950's.

 

My Dad was a Reo dealer for a few years in the early-mid 1950's. 

 

I gave a Reo trim-A-Lawn to our fearless leader, Nutndun, that was in pretty good condition.  .....If he still has it, maybe he can post some pics.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:16 AM

Sadly we did get rid of the Reo to a collector at the Dover show. With the motor being locked up and having to store it outside I knew it would end up being something we wouldn't get to. I did find some pics I had taken of it when we were tinkering with everything and posted a topic about it.

 

Here are the pics I found:

 

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:05 AM

There is a big difference between the casters and runners on the front.



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:19 AM

The casters aren't original (homemade)

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:22 AM

Sadly we did get rid of the Reo to a collector at the Dover show. With the motor being locked up and having to store it outside I knew it would end up being something we wouldn't get to. I did find some pics I had taken of it when we were tinkering with everything and posted a topic about it.
 
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you wouldn't happen to rememember the name of the collector you sould it to? I would be glad to pass it on to someone who could use it for parts.




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