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Offline m_fumich

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Another cool mower
« on: August 31, 2019, 07:25:04 PM »
Iíve never seen a hand cranked mower before.








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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 07:33:01 PM »

Offline jabberwoki

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 10:58:06 PM »
That brings back a vague memory from my childhood.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

Offline slip knot

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 12:35:59 PM »
jeez we had one of those when I was a young'un. from what I remember it started about that same way when new.

And why did we have one? because its not too hard for the kids to start it and mow the yard. :D :D

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 02:32:36 PM »
jeez we had one of those when I was a young'un. from what I remember it started about that same way when new.

And why did we have one? because its not too hard for the kids to start it and mow the yard. :D :D
Neat, I've never used one.  My Dad was a LawnBoy guy with the 2-stroke, magnesium alloy deck.
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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2019, 07:31:17 PM »
Seems like a good idea for when it was new

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Offline m_fumich

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 08:13:04 PM »
I wish I had the spare change to buy it. I looks like it would be a cool restoration project.


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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 10:51:24 PM »
We had one when I was a kid. I guess I used it long enough the novelty is lost on me. It was OK, but no big deal. I like electric start these days myself.
You boys better hold on cause I'm gonna have to stand on it!

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 10:07:51 PM »
I remember this system  mostly because the engine would almost start, when the spring wound down.  Also the  time the ratchet broke,  and the winder about   broke my knuckles.    Remember if it was good why did they go back to a pull rope?

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 10:43:56 PM »
I think it was a RONCO product, Sears put their name on it.
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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 10:45:02 PM »
I think it was a RONCO product, Sears put their name on it.

I donít think anything was a Sears original.


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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 08:10:17 AM »
Maybe this was a transition from a rope with a knot, warped around a pulley. Used to start the early reel type law morrow.

Worked because the motor sat vertically. Where this having the it horizontal.  Made the rope with knot, less efficient. The difference being pulling up as opposed to pulling sideways

Then along came the retractable, we see commonly today, just speculating.

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Re: Another cool mower
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2019, 02:36:17 PM »
This came out inthe mid sixties, rope rewind was present by the late fifties, on mowers and saws.  Probably cost more to build that a rope rewinder.  Think i have one on a briggs , in the barn.