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DMK678's loves12 of 160Pabst June 1960Perfection Lamp Oil...Standard Oil Company...Embossed Five Gallon Can With Wood Handle...Dates 1901 to 1916
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    My Grandpa (pictured right) and his brother Walter had home-made snowmobiles before anybody knew what snowmobiles were! I'm glad my great Uncle Wally put a date on his machine. I don't know if there are Harley Davidson parts on their contraptions or if they just liked Harleys and put the name on their machines. I remember my dad telling me they actually worked.

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    1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 9 years ago
      I sure hope there was a fender or guard on the tire! Ah the enginuity of youth. May well have been the first snowmobiles. Love them, thanks for sharing.
    2. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 9 years ago
      You're welcome, rocker, and thanks for your comments.
    3. benjclark benjclark, 9 years ago
      Oh what a collector would pay to own these photographs-- let alone the machines! WOW! Thank you for sharing these!
    4. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 9 years ago
      You're welcome, Ben, and I'm glad you enjoyed my photographs.
    5. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 9 years ago
      All of the 'mechanicals' are either Harley-Davidson or home built, a lot of collectors would kill someone to get those parts today !!

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