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#1 Rustysteele OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 04:35 PM

Here`s a Sears Handiman from 1934 that I just picked up, it`s identical to one my grandfather bought as NOS from the local Sears in Manchester, Conn. in 1936. My grandfather`s machine is still at the farm, but my stepmother is making sure I don`t get anything from there (and you thought that wicked stepmothers were a myth!) so a friend of mine had this one to sell. It has a Briggs Model K on it, the carb is wrong, but it will do until I get the right one, a Brass Kingston that the early Z series used (hint hint). Hope you like it! I think 1934 is the only year that this model was sold by Sears. Any info is always welcome!

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:56 PM

 (and you thought that wicked stepmothers were a myth!)

Perhaps you could find a wizard to put a hex on her!


That's a beautiful machine. I like the wheels.

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 06:57 PM

pretty cool, a 34 is exactly what you have. Sears seems to have struggled with the tractors, as 33, 34 and 35 are all different. The 33 ended up coming back as a Handiman jr is 35. The 34 is hard to operate as you basically have just a joy stick control that locks the drive up for turning or going straight ahead. I only see your missing the chain guards. This engine would have used either the brass Kingston or a Briggs carb.

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Posted October 22, 2015 - 09:46 PM

Even if you can't have Grandpa's, you still have the memories and you can pay tribute to him with this one.
Glad you were able to locate this one. Looks nice.
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Posted October 23, 2015 - 07:23 AM

That thing is nice

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