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Posted 2 years ago

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I kinda wanna know the value, i bought this at a yard sale. The wheels still work and its pretty cool. I've read that they are a nice find. I'm thinking its around 1946 or so. Thanks for any help i can get.

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    It might be 1940's or it could be as recent as 1960's. Being a good find is possible depending on what you actually have. They are fairly common and can go for $5 or $100. Research it with the markings, they will tell you the year pretty close. I wouldn't advertise it as an antique but it is vintage and collectible.
  2. MichiganMillsJr MichiganMillsJr, 2 years ago
    fhrjr2 hit the nail on the head with this one. It's too bad that they aren't worth as much (I've come across a few of them while out pickin'), but people still buy them either to fix up and use or display. Either way, it's a nice, relatively cheap, piece of mechanic history. Imagine the stories this creeper could tell about the cars it helped work on. :)
  3. Markku, 2 years ago
    It is definitely pre 1960's as the name is diagonal - from the late 50s onward it was horzizontal. This is a classic creeper, which in excellent condition could be worth $100+ to the right buyer. A serious buyer is going to look for a nice patina and this unit looks like the varnish has worn off and is cracked a bit ... hard see see much in the photo. Roy Owen Hulbert was an innovator and made classic creepers, he also holds a number of patents from the 1930s onwards.

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