Posted 3 years ago
I found this along with a 1952 Davis reel mower and a custom Kalvinator refrigerator motor turned into a compressor. I live in a Farm house built in the year exactly 1900 and pulled this out of one of several barns I have on my property. This sickle bar mower has stumped many on exactly what it is, I clarified with Jari USA it is not one of theirs but their researchers told me pre 1950's. Also I have posted it on 3 well known forums and have had over a couple thousand hits but no one can seem to put their finger on it. Still unaware exactly what this is it has a few markings such as on the solid iron wheel itself says Gates Rubber Co. and on the sickle bar itself, there are teeth guards each have imprinted in the metal, MD888. It is powered by a Briggs & Stratton NPR6. Im in the process of rebuilding the motor with brand new gaskets, as for the machine itself it moves freely and is mechanically sound. I Hope someone recognizes it!