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I have mentioned on here before that we had a Springfield walk behind that my dad bought new, with attachments in 1947. It was stolen from me several years ago. Yesterday, at a show in Boone, NC, I found and bought another one like it. I am looking forward to restoring it. It has the Clinton engine, like our old one. It has the wheel weights that we never had before. The Clinton turns and seems to have compression. None of the metal is pitted so it should be an easy restoration.
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Looks like the ultimate "barn find" there. Was that actually made in Springfield Ohio? Quick Manufacturing? We had an old Springfield riding mower many years ago. Uncle worked at that factory, came in handy when we needed some parts. Old Clintons seem to run forever. Yours looks complete and original, good candidate for a restore.
 

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I would love to find more attachments for mine. I still have a plow and a set of disks from the old one. My dad gave the sickle mower to one of his uncle's years ago. Both dad and the uncle have been deceased for several years. I've thought about looking up uncle's survivors to see if I can recover the sickle mower and I'd really like to find a reel mower for it.
 

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Interesting take on the attachments. I see that the sulky/roller and cart use the same yoke as the Simplicity/Wards/Midland stuff, unlike the cultivator which hooks up closer to the engine.
I have a couple of Springfields, but no forward mounted attachments, although, I think I have a tongue somewhere.
Great find.
 
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