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can anyone identify this mower?
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There is no picture.
 

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I tried to upload a picture but it didnt work.
How do you post a picture?
 

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Go to the attachment folder and download them from your computer.
 

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here ya go...
 

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the model number is 134 8917 and yes it is a briggs.
my dad bought when he was a teenager.So far Ive out that it
is a rpm out of lamar missiouri which was bought out by lawnboy in
1952.It has a cast iron deck and a big roller as a wheel on the back
 

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In 1934, the original Lawn-Boy lawn mower was manufactured by the Evinrude Company, becoming the first one-handed reel power mower introduced to the American public. Evinrude purchased Johnson Motor Wheel Company from a New York stock brokerage firm a year later, and in 1936 they merged with the Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Company (OMC), continuing production of Lawn-Boy mowers until 1939, when it was temporarily put on hold to manufacture outboard motors for World War II.
In 1946 and after the war, Joel G. (Jack) Doyle built the first rotary lawnmower for the Rotary Power Mower Company of Kansas City, Missouri. Doyle accumulated orders for these mowers from Sears Roebuck, Gambles, Spiegel, and other businesses. OMC then bought RPM in 1952, and changed the brand of the rotary lawn mower to the Lawn-Boy name.
In the 1950s, RPM facilities were converted to production line manufacturing to meet the high number of orders from bigger retailers such as Sears Roebuck and Spiegel. Also, newer, quieter engines were introduced to reduce sound.
The next couple of decades included a long period of research and development as the company continued to expand, including overseas. Riding mowers, tillers, and snow blowers were introduced, as well as a new 2-stroke engine in 1970 that produced more power, with less weight and fewer parts.
In 1989, Lawn-Boy was acquired by The Toro Company, and eventually consolidated to the Toro headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota. Since the acquisition from Toro, Lawn-Boy has introduced new series of lawn mowers, including a new lineup of walk-behind mowers and an entirely new category of Zero Radius Turning mowers.
 

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ditto with roughrider,
thats a pretty good looking piece of history shouldnt be too hard to get going

btw.. somewhere in company history(30's i think) steven briggs (briggs & stratton)had ownerships in omc
 

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that one is exactly like mine i guess the tires got lost. my dad took the rake/teeth of the front and put a peice of flatbar.there is a chunk missing out of the deck.
 

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ditto with roughrider,
thats a pretty good looking piece of history shouldnt be too hard to get going

btw.. somewhere in company history(30's i think) steven briggs (briggs & stratton)had ownerships in omc
I was thinking Briggs came into the picture in the late 70's.
I could be wrong on that, but I do remember Briggs walking the floor at Gales and wanting us to use 4 stroke engines, our answer was no.
Soon after that Briggs bought a huge chunk of OMC stock.
 

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the other mower looks a lot better than mine. mine has been under a garage
for at least 20 years. my dad said it ran good when he bought it. Its built like a TANK it probably weighs 40 or 50lbs.it is the same model as the other i looked it up.
 

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read "the old outboard book"(peter hunn) history of omc
 

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i just noticed that your RPM emblem is on the back while mine is on the frontleft corner
 

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