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post #1 of 12 Old 01-04-2015, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know what this is?

I found this on my favorite shopping site. I googled it and found..... ZERO!!

Vintage snow blower

'77 Ariens 924032 "Brick House" Re-Powered with a TEC 10HP and oversize auger pulley
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I can't find any Snow Eagles, but I found their site they are still in business today under the name Gamble Distributors.

I guess State Marine offered them because Gamble made stuff for marine products such as Johnson, Mercury, Eska, MFG Duo, Cadillac, Sea Nymph, Ebbtide, Grumman and more. In 1949, he added boats, motors and power equipment for lawn and garden. They also added a parts inventory.

I guess a salesman talked State Marine into selling what they called back then sidewalk snowplows, or power shovels, that Snow Eagle could very well be from the 50's. It looks primitive enough.
In 1955 they began manufacturing sidewalk snowplows, or power shovels, that were distributed in snow belt regions such as Wisconsin, Maine and Canada.

Read the whole history of the company?
Here,
HISTORY

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Selling power shovels must have worked out for the dealer because it appears they are still around.
Looks like their showroom is packed full of Ariens snow blowers.
https://goo.gl/maps/8hLoa
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Selling power shovels must have worked out for the dealer because it appears they are still around.
Looks like their showroom is packed full of Ariens snow blowers.
https://goo.gl/maps/8hLoa
I searched for State Line Marine and came up with nothing.
Did you find a site too?

They might even have some old literature on the Snow Eagle, maybe an old timer there remembers selling them?

Snow Eagle.......another piece of ancient snow blower history.
It should be recorded here, The Gilson Snowblower Shop's Vintage Machine Showcase

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5 Horse, Tecumseh HSSK50-67392S
22" Dual Stage
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"Classic" 1963 S-226 Snowbird
4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
22" Dual Stage
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Ask the seller for an engine number and you can probably date the machine?

You going to buy it?
A piece of history?

You would be about the only one that has one.

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4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
22" Dual Stage
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As much as it seems to be the ticket to #1 oldest machine, and all the fame that goes with it, I have too many other things sucking up my cash these days....

I did see that site but didn't see the page on the company history. Great story!!

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Heck are you close by?

Offer him $50 bucks, $50 bucks is nothing today. It works! Own a piece of history. Heck just display it in the bay window, like the leg lamp.
Your name would be engraved on Snowblower forum .com's history as having the oldest and maybe the last Snow Eagle snow blower in the world.

Think of all the fame.

I wish mine was called a Snow Eagle instead of a Snow Bird.
Sound meaner, bad-*ss.
I always admired the Eagle too.

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heck he is right in your backyard huh?

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22" Dual Stage
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"Classic" 1963 S-226 Snowbird
4 Horse (orig) Briggs & Stratton#6305201
22" Dual Stage
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That thing's cool!! I hope somebody saves it. It must not be self propelled.

1962 or '63 Snow Bird S-225
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That's pretty cool. The hoarder side of me says get it.
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Agree! He's ready to be lowballed.
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Asking $100 or make a reasonable offer. I can deliver it if you are close and the deal is right.
Maybe we can start a collection to help fund the acquisition

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