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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2017 - 11:07 AM

I know pretty much nothing about them. I usually haven't messed with antique push mowers but these were headed to scrap and I didn't want that. Now that they are home I kind of like them and may tinker with them.

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Posted March 29, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Nice finds! I wish I knew more about them. They are an oddity for sure.

 

Is the two wheeled one (not the REO) a rotary?


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Nice finds! I wish I knew more about them. They are an oddity for sure.

 

Is the two wheeled one (not the REO) a rotary?

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Posted March 29, 2017 - 01:04 PM

Thank you for sharing the pics.

I find it amazing how many different styles, brands, and contraptions that were built before my time. Truely amazing to see, I just love that old stuff;)
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Posted March 29, 2017 - 01:08 PM

They really are pretty cool little rigs. The Em-Mo,the two wheeled rotary mower was built in Lebanon Indiana,about 40 miles from here.


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 02:10 PM

I know pretty much nothing about them. I usually haven't messed with antique push mowers but these were headed to scrap and I didn't want that. Now that they are home I kind of like them and may tinker with them.

Dang nice find on the reo, i have the same exact model, in better shape, but i would rather have yours!

They NEVER have the air cleaner on them, maybe tonight ill take a pic of mine and make a little thread about it, its quite and amazing save, i guess youll just have to see..


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 03:06 PM

Any ID on the others?

 

The green rotary appears to be a Cooper (before they were painted red).

 

I believe the reel is a Reo Royal.


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 03:28 PM

Any ID on the others?

 

The green rotary appears to be a Cooper (before they were painted red).

 

I believe the reel is a Reo Royal.

I haven't had a chance to check the Cooper out yet. I want to look at the date code on the Briggs when I get a chance. Do you have  an idea of the years this model was produced ? Do you have an idea of the year of the REO ? What made it a "Royal" ?

The 3rd one is a Em-Mo made in Lebanon Indiana just up the road from me and appears to have a two stroke engine.


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 04:10 PM

That rotary mower is COOL looking. Imagine that aluminum polished up to a mirror shine and some nice hand painted pin striping. Never seen one that old that was self propelled.

 

If you was closer I'de try to buy it off of you lol.


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Posted March 29, 2017 - 11:00 PM

I haven't had a chance to check the Cooper out yet. I want to look at the date code on the Briggs when I get a chance. Do you have  an idea of the years this model was produced ? Do you have an idea of the year of the REO ? What made it a "Royal" ?

The 3rd one is a Em-Mo made in Lebanon Indiana just up the road from me and appears to have a two stroke engine.

 

I think the green Cooper would be early-mid 1960's, but I may be wrong.

 

The Reo engines were made 1949-1958.  ...The Royale name was given to that size/style of reel mower.  ...They also made the Reo Trim-A- Lawn, which was a 3-wheel walk-behind reel mower.  ....I would guess your reel to be early-mid 1950's.


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Posted March 30, 2017 - 12:48 AM

From what little research I have done so far the Em-Mo seems to be the hardest to find info on. There is plenty of info on the Power Products 2 stroke engines but looks like almost none on the Em-Mo itself. 






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