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what kind of blower is this?

this guy is asking a crazy amount. this thing is the oldest looking blower i have ever seen does anyone know what it is?

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It looks kinda like a scary rusted praying mantis. No idea what it is though.

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looks like a Roto-hoe model. Some models came with both attachment of roto-tiller and snow blower. Definitely a relic and might be worth something vintage wise.




I would be very tempted in getting this sorta machine.

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These old relics are cool and interesting, but they have virtually no real value..
because there are people looking for them, but those people are so rare that statistically speaking they barely exist..
and the odds of finding "a collector" in your immediate area are very very slim..so most of the time, you wont find any interested buyer nearby, at all..

Value is $0 to $50 IMO..
(and yes, zero dollars can be a legitimate value! many old pieces of equipment can be in the "giveaway" category)

I paid $25 for my very rare and complete 1961 non-running Snowbird:



That was the correct and accurate value..I was probably the only person within 100 miles who even knew what it was.

when it comes to rare and unusual relics like these (we also see them in the antique garden tractor world) yes, its true that they are "rare"..
So "supply" is very low..but that does not necessary equal high value! because *demand* is also extremely low!
and often demand can be non-existent..
So low supply + low demand = low value.

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I was at a coin shop a few years ago and a young man came in to have his greatgrandfathers rare stamp collection appraised or pawned. The owner offered 50% of the face value of the stamps.....from Civil war till WW1.....the only value they had was as postage....Stamp collectors don't exist anymore. I'm sure it's the same with snowblowers. Their only value is if they move snow.....
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I'm not looking to buy it i just thought it was cool .......hmm maybe I can get him to pay me $20 to move it out of his basement 😂

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Now that is a good thought!
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That's quite a monster!
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I paid $25 for my very rare and complete 1961 non-running Snowbird:



That was the correct and accurate value..I was probably the only person within 100 miles who even knew what it was.


Scot

did you ever get this thing running?


This is soo cool of a machine

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