Just picked one up, it disassembling it I found on each side plate there are about 1-/8 holes drilled thru them and into of the side of the steel rod. Then there are pins driven thru the plate and does not allow me the take the side plates off the rod after removing the nuts off the rod.
is this something they did in manufacturing or an after thought ? Sure is a pain to remove pins, I had to drill them out.
Also does anyone have any info on the colors of this mower? Some one spray painted this one with gold and silver.
I do live in Illinois and might make a trip to Prophets Town and visit their historical society. I understand they have a couple mowers on display. I have read a lot of Eclipse were sent over seas after the war.
Many thanks for any input
Chicago, IlL. USA