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Quote Ormhaugen Replybullet Topic: Allen Oxford - production year from machine no
    Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 3:22pm

Hello
A friend of mine has got hold of an old Allen Oxford scythe. We wonder if it is possible to find the production year, when the machine number is 72032, patent nos 424079/35 and 463607/37.
Where could we possibly find the year the machine was produced when we only have this information?

Would be very happy to get a tip.

Geir

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 4:07pm
Hello Ormhaugen, welcome to the forum

Hopefully someone will answer your question soon, there are a few Allen Scythe experts on this forum

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Quote mowersman Replybullet Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 10:56am
The person you want to talk to is Ricky Mapes. I'll see if I can find his email address for you.
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Quote EarlBathurst Replybullet Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 7:44pm
HI, Machine number 72032 was built mid 1940 !Clap
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 8:37pm
I wonder when it got to Norway? I think by mid 1940 the country was under Nazi German control....
"The occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany started with the German invasion of Norway on April 9, 1940Angry" - Wickepedia, so I suppose it could have sneaked in before exports from this country was stoppedConfused...........
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Quote lawnmowerboy Replybullet Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 9:16pm
interesting piece of info there mr haggle!
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Quote EarlBathurst Replybullet Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 9:23pm
Winkwho's to say that is when it actually whent out there ! i will look into it further .Thumbs%20Up
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Quote Ormhaugen Replybullet Posted: 10 Sep 2011 at 4:23pm
Thank you all for taking interest. If the machine was produced i mid 1940, I guess it wasn't shipped to Norway during the war, so the earliest year landing hear would probably be 1945. What we have been told is that a farmer in our area, half an hour outside Bergen, bought the machine around 1950 and it is said to be new at that time. It was the first  motor scythe in our area. I'm writing localhistory and I want to print a photo of the machine in the book being published in a couple of months. I want as much information about the machine as possible, that's why looked up the internet and found this place.
Again,- thank you all.
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Quote EarlBathurst Replybullet Posted: 20 Sep 2011 at 10:10pm
Hi , sorry for delay in getting back, (been away with my steam train)
update as follows, as i said the machine was built in 1940 , but it looks as if it was one of fourteen exported on 5/7/1955 allen order number40213.
hope this is of use!
Clap%20...%20Shift+R%20improves%20the%20quality%20of%20this%20image.%20CTRL+F5%20reloads%20the%20whole%20page.
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 20 Sep 2011 at 10:25pm
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Quote goldhorse Replybullet Posted: 20 Sep 2011 at 10:38pm

so.... would it have been sold in Norway as new,  at 15 years old? I suppose there would have been a lot of unsold kit around after the war due to the economic situation (no money)

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Quote Ormhaugen Replybullet Posted: 21 Sep 2011 at 8:06pm
Originally posted by EarlBathurst

Hi , sorry for delay in getting back, (been away with my steam train)
update as follows, as i said the machine was built in 1940 , but it looks as if it was one of fourteen exported on 5/7/1955 allen order number40213.
hope this is of use!
Clap%20...%20Shift+R%20improves%20the%20quality%20of%20this%20image.%20CTRL+F5%20reloads%20the%20whole%20page.


Hello again,
Very interesting, indeed.
If you don't mind: Where do you have that information from? Do you have access to export licences or something like that? Does it show what norwegian firm ordered the fourteen machines on 5/7/1955 order nr 40213?
Would be happy if it's possible to shed some more light on this project.
Geir
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