Mystery mower, can you help?

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Mystery mower, can you help?

Hello everyone and thanks for adding me to your forum. I have a mower which I can't identify so am after some advice on its make and model so I can find it's manual and drawings to help me restore it. It is qaulcast Suffolk cast iron engined and I'm guessing of the 60's era. It doesn't appear to be a punch or colt due to lacking a centrifugal clutch and instead having two manual clutches, one for the cylinder and one for the roller. Also the fuel tank is mounted to the bars. Attached are some pictures of the beast, so if you know what it is then please let me know! Thanks in advance. 

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It is a Qualcast Commodore,

It is a Qualcast Commodore, fitted with the Suffolk Iron Foundry (SIF) 75cc engine and probably dates from the 1950s. Qualcast and Suffolk were eventually absorbed into the Atco ( Atlas Chain Company ) which in itself was a Charles H Pugh company.

The Qualcast Commodore was a really well engineered little mower but expensive to manufacture and eventually gave way to the cheaper Atcos and Suffolks in the range. The Commodore name was later revived and used on some Atco machines in the 1980s

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ou1g86gykq9bsoe/Qualcast%20Commodore%20Model%2...

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Interesting pedigree. That

Interesting pedigree. That chain case cover is very Atco looking.

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One I did earlier!

One I did earlier!

 

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^ beautiful job. Looks great.

^ beautiful job. Looks great.

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Admin has asked me to post a

Admin has asked me to post a couple more images to see whether the iPad incomparability isue has been cracked , so here goes

Looks like not!

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This issue is one of my pet

This issue is one of my pet peeves.

It beats me what goes on with such images. I don't have an i-anything, but I notice that when friends who use i-something cameras email me images they are invariably oriented the wrong way.

When using an iphone to take pictures, the natural inclination is to hold the phone in a "landscape" manner because it's easier. However, movies and still photos are then recorded with a rotation of 90 degrees.

Why on earth can't the developers of these phones correct the orientation within the software? The hardware knows which way up the phone is at the time.

Furthermore, I notice that even when I use image manipulation application to correct the orientation, when it's posted on a forum it's anyone's guess how it will appear there.

Can't image files have a top left indicator within them?

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Trying to solve this but it's

Trying to solve this but it's proving very hard to differentiate automatically between normal images and those that want to turn sideways. I thought I had a solution this morning but it was a false dawn...

Will keep looking.

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From this article, it seems

From this article, it seems to depend on whether or not the image-opening application takes notice of the EXIF Orientation Tags within the submitted images:

https://www.howtogeek.com/254830/why-your-photos-dont-always-appear-corr...

 

 

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All interesting stuff but I

All interesting stuff but I think that I'll stick with oily things!

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I second that about sticking

I second that about sticking with the oily bits.