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    Posted: 14 Aug 2011 at 10:27pm
Hi there,

I bought the below today, a Planet Jr 300a. A first time restoration / refurb before it gets set to work in the plot!



Adjusting nuts and bolts seized, but hopefully nothing terminal although missing a few bits.

For any Planet Jr people out there, I had a few questions and hoped that you could help.

1. Serial number is 17,269 - is there any way to date? I believe this model was produced 1929 to 1960 (ish)

2. I look to be missing a couple of parts - does anyone have spares for sale?

a) Seed plates 5459 & 5460
b) Row marker attachment
c) Bent metal bar for setting seeder depth (pic later)

3. Stuff. Anyone have a clearer picture of what should be going on here? I'd be glad of some pictures. One set of empty bolts looks to be missing a depth setting bar in 2(c) and somehow, I'm guessing the row marker must attach to the other, but some modification looks to have gone on here (also wrong way round or upside down? Any ideas?





Many thanks in advance!
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Quote djhs196 Replybullet Posted: 16 Aug 2011 at 10:48pm
A quick update:

1. I've since found that the supposed serial number is more registered trademark number than anything unique; oops..

2. Still be very interested in anyone who may have the parts mentioned or know of a source in due course

3. I have however, for any fellow owners of the same model, tracked down an original instruction leaflet via the national archives to a rural life museum in Reading - they are sending a copy out to me in the post - and I hope this might the answer to what's missing on the var. bolts / provide some ans on what should be going on on the back part of the machine.



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