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TimJr

I picked this up today at an auction.  Neat find, but our area lost another small family owned L&G dealership.  Cox's Sales and Service in Scottville, MI has called it quits.  They were a Snapper/ECHO dealer.   I had heard a while back they were considering closing up. They had been around a long time.   Thursday night I came across an auction notice so a buddy went up there with me today to check things out.  I had seen on the auction website a pretty neat 1970's or older Briggs 2x2' 2 sided lighted sign that would be pretty cool for the garage, so I wanted to see if I could get it.  We got there early and checked out the stuff in the freezing rain/sleet/snow.  Nice day here in mid-west MI....     I didn't get the sign - went for $255.00!    Then I missed out on another item that wasn't shown on the auction website.  A neat 1970's Kohler wall clock - about 18" square.  I got mixed up with bidding, and it was actually to another guy, not me.  Kinda mad at myself for loosing track of the bidding....  It only sold for $30.00 - I would have paid more......  Anyway, this Briggs display was only $15.00! It was still up in the showroom area.   It will go in my basement tractor room and I can finally put my Briggs books/literature out on it.  More pics tomorrow or so when I can get some help to carry it down to the basement and get it filled up with stuff.

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TimJr

Got it cleaned up and in the tractor room.  Now to sort through some of my Briggs memorabilia and books to put on the display.  It even came with a packet of the out of stock tags.

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TimJr

I was digging through my boxes of Briggs stuff to fill up the shelves.  Found this sales brochure from probably 1963 or so?  When did the 6 digit iron model numbers start? The iron engines were still lettered, and the 7hp aluminum vertical wasn't out yet.  The best part is the tractor on the cover.  I will need to take the brochure out of the binder sometime and get it flattened out and scan it.

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PhanDad
58 minutes ago, TimJr said:

When did the 6 digit iron model numbers start?

Based on the Landlord Reference Engine List, 1966:

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TimJr

I finally have the shelf filled up with my Briggs stuff.  Some of the binders still need better organization and to have the pages put into sheet protectors, but at least I have my stuff out of boxes and on display now.  It is a variety of stuff I have collected over the years. There is service, parts, sales and training literature/information.  Some is from auctions or tractor shows/swaps over the years, some is from a dealer I used to work for that is gone now, some is from the Briggs schools/updates I have attended since the late '90's and other swag from attending the schools and achieving the MST and MPP status.  Stuff dates from the late 1950's up to current.

Now I need to find a Simplicity branded display like this to put up my Simplicity stuff that is currently on a plain shelf or still boxed up with no place to put it.

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