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19and41

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Re: Appliance collectors?
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2019, 06:31:28 PM »
Here's what it looked like.

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Re: Appliance collectors?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2019, 10:05:42 AM »
Thank you!  That is different looking, and kind of a good idea.  The Sunbeam electric pictured in the ad as very common.  My Grandfather had one just like it.  He had an outlet in the front, as well as the back of the house.  He would plug in, cord coiled at the house, and work his way towards the street.  The flip handle, one would assume anyway, would make mowing a breeze.  For some reason, he still managed to run over the cord.  ::) :-[ :( ;) :)  That was Grandpa!

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Re: Appliance collectors?
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 01:30:48 PM »
I use a B&D with a flip handle.  It does make things easier.
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Re: Appliance collectors?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 05:41:23 PM »
The Sunbeam mower looks a little like the first Yazoo push mowers. 
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2019, 06:12:28 PM »
Apparently they were only available in 1956 and 7.  They looked pretty involved to only be a one off like that.
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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2019, 10:09:41 PM »
While we are on appliances and lawn mowers, wonder whatever happened to Yazoo?  They were THE bomb when it came to mowing cemetaries.  Grandpa had one, powered by a Wisconsin two-cylinder engine with electric start.  We mowed cemetaries for years with that thing.  Very well-made and maneuverable.  Built in Yazoo, Mississippi, if memory serves.
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Re: Appliance collectors?
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2019, 04:25:36 AM »
From Wikipedia:  Yazoo/Kees is a manufacturer of lawn mowers. Since October 1999 it has been owned by Sweden-based Husqvarna. Yazoo/Kees employs approximately 300 people and builds its commercial mowing equipment at a facility in Beatrice, Nebraska
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