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Post# 411679   7/18/2019 at 20:06 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        

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I found this wreck in the woods last winter. The tag says Starbrand corp, which i here is related to the Red Cap brand. Other than that, I cant find any information or even pictures of this specific mower. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it hard to find? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
~K


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Post# 411737 , Reply# 1   7/19/2019 at 16:40 by bisonian (Where the buffalo roamed! (Ocala, FL))        
Found this...

From the Indianapolis Star, April 22, 1951

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Post# 411740 , Reply# 2   7/19/2019 at 17:05 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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I don't know anything about the mower, but as hot as it is today, that little touch of snow on the ground looks absolutely heavenly.

Post# 411756 , Reply# 3   7/20/2019 at 03:17 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Unusual deck design!Wonder what this mower looked like when it was new.Since the end bell was removed from the motor-wonder if something was wrong-the "repairman" couldn't fix it so ditched the mower in the woods.Yes-the snow around the mower looks refreshing at this stage of summer heat.

Post# 411829 , Reply# 4   7/21/2019 at 07:32 by JustJunque (Western MA)        
So cool!

I really like the unusual deck shape!
Too bad it's so badly deteriorated.
Otherwise, I'd say try to cosmetically restore it; even if you couldn't get it to run again.
And, yes. With the weather we're having right now, I'd like to lay in that snow!

Barry


Post# 411831 , Reply# 5   7/21/2019 at 08:37 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        
yeah

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Its a shame. I am thinking of going up this winter and just bringing the deck down, just for wall art or something.
~K


Post# 411832 , Reply# 6   7/21/2019 at 08:53 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        
also

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That bike motor looks really cool! Thanks for the info!
~K


Post# 411851 , Reply# 7   7/21/2019 at 15:05 by Lesinutah (Utah)        
Hmm

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Snow would be heaven. I do have the river but smelling like wet fish maybe later.
Pressure wash the motor put it on a table boom centerpiece.
I'm going to dream of snow. It's not like tommorow is going to be 105.
Tonight I'm gonna be with out clothes and take soap wash and cool down.
Lex


Post# 412300 , Reply# 8   8/2/2019 at 16:30 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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It looks like a very very very early push mower. The staggered wheel pattern was not used very long, and being a smaller deck, it was made for tiny suburban yards of the 50s.

It's worth preserving it and fixing it up. Just simple sheet metal patching to the deck to stabilize it and then bondo the holes and sand it all down. There is no surviving photos of assembled mowers from this brand.

The closest deck I could find is this one by Eclipse.

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Post# 412396 , Reply# 9   8/4/2019 at 21:17 by Hoover300 (Central Kentucky)        
cool

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I will this winter. I did end up finding the ad for it, it appears the woods is missing a lot of engine parts.
~K


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Post# 412407 , Reply# 10   8/5/2019 at 01:47 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Probably will have to get another motor for the mower if its missing a lot of parts.The picture showed the top end bell gone.




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