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What is this and how does it work ?info on this blower ?-20141228_162223.jpg

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Looks mostly like the infamous Homko that pops up on here every so often.

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Agreed, although it does appear to be missing the engine shrouding.

Correction, it is a Sno-Mate machine. The straight handle, solid rubber tires, and impeller design, made me go over to the Gilson web-page and go through the run down.

When I looked at the Sensation at first I thought it could have been one of theirs, but then I ran across the Sno-Mate. And the ladder bar handle bars are there.

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I was going to pick it up tomorrow . Guy who owns it asked if I was going to use it as a lawn fixture . I said no I'm going to try to get it working . He kind of laughed. Are there any parts available for this ?
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Chances are no, but it might be stock engine parts, and off the shelf bearings.

Found another similar machine in your neck of the woods, called a Snow Eagle. Never heard of that make, I hope that it doesn't hit your pockets too deep.

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There's a blower similar to that on my local CL. A guy took a Toro 826 from the late 70's and removed the auger bucket and fabbed up his own version of that style of impeller. I was less interested in the design of the fabrication and more sad that he'd defile a classic Toro 826.
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I was going to pick it up tomorrow . Guy who owns it asked if I was going to use it as a lawn fixture . I said no I'm going to try to get it working . He kind of laughed. Are there any parts available for this ?
I'd buy that just to have bragging right on the oldest snow-blower thread.
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My very first snow blower was a 1960 ish Sears that looked a lot like that. It had steel wheels that looked like they came off a paddle wheel river boat. I always thought of it as a "Rotary Shovel" rather than a snow blower.

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Chances are no, but it might be stock engine parts, and off the shelf bearings.

Found another similar machine in your neck of the woods, called a Snow Eagle. Never heard of that make, I hope that it doesn't hit your pockets too deep.

Vintage snow blower
Nice find! I'll be adding it to the Showcase. I continue to be amazed to see how many early efforts were out there.

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It's a keeper!

Cool add a head light, a quart of synthetic oil, a little Seafoam in the gas tank, and a set of poly shoes, and you have got yourself a MACHINE!! You will kick yourself if you let it get away!

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