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atlas snow blower - $150 (FORT WAYNE)

I've never seen one of these before.
It's a bit of an oddity to me.
How how rare are these???
I assume its a single stage, but without the specific pics of the auger/housing, I'm just guessing.

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I'm guessing that motor may not be original? I would expect it to be a rope/wrap type? > I have seen similar units like these - sort of styled like old brush hawgs. Looks pretty clean for the age......



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Anyone know the approximate age of this machine???

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Newer than I though maybe check this out:



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I agree the engind doesn't look original.

Rare? Yes, very..but, inthis case "rare" does not equal valuable..because no one knows or cares! there is low supply, but zero demand...its primitive enough that IMO its worth no more than $50.

Age? No idea..no one really knows anything about these..an educated guess:
25% likely late 1950's.
50% likely 1960's
25% likely early 1970's

Engine has a 1980's look about it.

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Newer than I though maybe check this out:
1979? That seems pretty unlikely to me..
But could be..
It seems unlikely because if that is correct, then thats a really primitive machine for the era..which is why I think its earlier..

Although there is one feature that does suggest late 70's could be correct..the warning labels..that is more of a late 70's and 80's feature, and not usually seen earlier..

So, its a bit if a mystery! I'm not inclined to believe teenagers! but they might be right..
And perhaps the engine is original then! Which would explain why the engine looks out of place..its a 1980's engine on what looks like a 1950's snowblower..but perhaps both really are from 1979..

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Gotta' kind of wonder about the condition of the recoil. Since the rope is just kind of hanging out on the ground, looks like it needs a bit of work.

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Not really a looker or overly functional design....... better fish in the sea to spend your time on IMHO. Just not into the primitive designs...... interesting, but that's about it.



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