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ZippoVarga

In the beginning, Simplicity made car parts and Stationary Hit Miss engines before partnering with Montgomery Wards to make a family friendly engine powered garden tractor to help with chores around the house. Here is an early example of a Simplicity Hit Miss engine..the REAL grandfather to what has become our passions. I had the pleasure of knowing a dealer who had been in business since the 1940s who had one of these on display along with more history than any one person could absorb in one afternoon. Enjoy!

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GLPointon

Very cool video dOd

Its also amazing to me that they were able to jump from the big flywheel type engines to the downsized (modern) engines in the 2 wheel tractors in a short period of time.

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