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Having a cold beer on a thursday night. The week has been a long one and there is still one more day.
I'm playing my "Airbag" channel on Pandora and rocking in the light of the monitor when
suddenly... I .... realized... I will be unsupervised for the next 3 days...
Scrolling on farcebook marketplace, you do get some good local deals, I happened across this old girl:
|MID 1960's Snowbird Snowblower for my southern friends.|
I have a childhood memory of one of those. It was the Blizzard of 1969. I was just over 6 years
old when that storm hit. The car was buried almost up to the roof. We could walk up the drift against
the shed and jump off the far side. At that time all we had was shovels. Then my Dad's brother
showed up with a fairly recent model of that snowbird snowblower.
It still took forever but it made it easier.
No one lost any limbs either. Searching around google to see if there was any info on them landed me
at this site linked just below.
For you old farts that love old equipment. Check out the array of antique snowblowers.
I bet some pets and limbs went missing rather religiously during the winter months.
Lawyers and OSHA would have a field day.
Those were machines made for men. Not the coffee holder, hand grip warmer, let go of the controls and it shuts off immediately one's of today. Back then those things were like little Killdozers. You put it in gear and off it went. With or without you in tow.
Here's some ads for Ariens, notice Dad snowblowing in a tie.
Check out this craftsman version. Looks like someone had a sheet metal shop and they were bored.
If you're not done yet, just google vintage snowblowers. See you around noon. It's a deep rabbit hole.