Shanks Wren

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stonethemows's picture
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Joined: 06/06/2010 - 13:56
Shanks Wren

I have recently been ' doing ' a Shanks Wren. During the course of dismantling to thoroughly clean, I noticed that the holes in the cylinder pinions were off centre. Presumably this isn't deliberate and can't be wear so I put it down to the foibles of mass production. It doesn't seem to affect the performance of the machine, which is actually very good. Perhaps this is an indication of the general decline that Shanks were suffering when this machine was produced - early/mid 1950's.

I've not particularly noticed this with other machines to the same extent before but I'll now be on the lookout.

Last seen: 6 hours 44 min ago
Joined: 14/10/2010 - 20:41
I hope you don't want a

I hope you don't want a refund? Yes a strange one, will have to check my box of pinions to see if there are any other examples. 

Hows the Wren taking to the Emu?

hillsider's picture
Last seen: 23 hours 12 min ago
Joined: 06/06/2010 - 20:42
Interesting that you are

Interesting that you are restoring a mower that shares the same name as our young granddaughter who lives in the USA. 

Re the eccentric drive gear it could well to put it politely be a manufacturing oddity but  looking at the depth of the gear teeth it probably does not effect the mesh of the gear teeth on the wheel rim but that could be difficult to prove as they are well hidden from view.