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Does anyone know what was the year range that the Homko snowblowers were built? Thanks.
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Known years of production, from various internet sources: 1961, 1962, 1963.
Actual range is almost certainty somewhere within the decade of 1955 to 1965, but which exact years, and how many years, is not currently known.
I have never seen any concrete research on the topic, just snippets around the internet.

There is a Craftsman model number in this thread:
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...wer-gurus.html
Craftsman model 536 82125.
(its possible 536 is a model number and 82125 is a serial number.)

Of course, it looks like Craftsman also used model 536 for completely different snowblowers, a couple decades later..
which was not helpful of them:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...-reviewed.html

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Do you mean prior to AMF owning them, when they were built by Western Tool ?
1961 is the earliest I've seen, prior to the AMF buyout I think.
Of course, when AMF started producing them, they soon after started manufacturing for Sears and other retailers into the eighties (so I've heard).
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Actually I am referring to the very early ones made by Western Tool and Stamping Company.
It is a Homko model SP-100 specifically. The "Instructions and Parts List" has a "9-53" written at the left bottom area. My phone is not cooperating properly to upload a pic of it.
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I once threw a brick through mine - I always got a good laugh out of that.

That and the fact that in another storm of over 36", it chugged underneath the 3 feet of snow with only its 4" or so of chute sticking out,
like a periscope.

These things were only about 18" wide as well.
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I once threw a brick through mine - I always got a good laugh out of that.

That and the fact that in another storm of over 36", it chugged underneath the 3 feet of snow with only its 4" or so of chute sticking out,
like a periscope.

These things were only about 18" wide as well.
Yeah! Mine would tunnel into the icey EOD like it was mining coal. Steel wheels grinding through shear ice to the pavement, no chains!

The breadbox engine cover worked like a charm to keep the snow out.
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Look at the pics...

This model does NOT have the "breadbox" engine cover nor it has any wheels at the "impeller" housing from the factory according to the manual....
I could be wrong, but it might be a very early Homko unit....
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It is actually odd, as the Manual does not say "Homko" or any other brand just "18" Rotary Snow Plow Model SP-100", but the blower itself has a large Homko sticker on its "chute"....

The chute and handlebars look more like a "Jari"
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Check out the sales date! wow
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Here is a 1958 newspaper ad for Homko...

http://www.nyshistoricnewspapers.org...d-1/seq-15.pdf

Earliest reference I was able to find.

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