Hi all, Found this push mower a couple weeks ago at a semi local antique shop when I was looking for a birthday gift for my mom.
When I first saw it he had taken the engine off and had it sitting on a shelf in the corner and I didn't notice it until he mentioned he had it when I asked about the Maytag engines he had in one of the other rooms. I didn't buy it at the time but I've been thinking about it and looking for info on it since. This morning I decided to go see if he still had it and what I could get it for. I came home a little lighter in the wallet but happy.
It's a twin cylinder Maytag vertical shaft and the tag says Velva-Cut made by Turpinorr MFG out of Kansas City, MO.
It's in decent shape for its age but isn't perfect. The 2 front wheels are missing pieces and theres 2 spots where the aluminium deck has chunks missing and a crack coming from one of them, and its missing the blade which is probably going to be impossible to replace. I spent a few minuets tonight tinkering on it to see if it would start. It doesn't have any spark so I need to check the points. Hopefully its that and its not because the engine is like the new push mowers that need a blade on them to spin fast enough to spark and start.
The blade would be nice to replace so I can at least try it but once I get it running I plan on just cleaning it up a little and taking it to the shows as I've never seen another one like it before. Stewart