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    Posted: 31 Jul 2009 at 9:23pm
Hi
After attending a local show in August last year I was given the spraying machine below. It was in a pretty poor looking state after having been outside in a collapsed greenhouse for some 25 years; however such is the quality of the materials used in Four Oaks machines the majority of the bolts came undone with only a little persuasion.
 
The current situation is that although restoration is well underway its identity is currently a mystery as  I cannot find the pattern in the Four Oaks literature I have, essentially catalogue numbers 29 and 35A.
 
I was wondering therefore if any one has other catalogues whether they would mind having a look and letting me know its name should they find it?
 
 
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 31 Jul 2009 at 9:29pm
Hello Sprayerman
I have got a collection of sprayers (none as large as this one though), I also have some of the CGA yearbooks, I will have a look through them to see if I can help with identity...
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 31 Jul 2009 at 9:37pm
 
I've had a look through the section in the 1953 CGA Price book and the nearest is the Challenger pattern - but no extension over the wheel and has a pneumatic tyre.
Should be a unique machine when restored
Have you seen my mystery sprayer a bit further down the section? I'm sure it's not a Four Oaks....


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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 31 Jul 2009 at 10:15pm
Well done Alan, beat me to it !!
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2009 at 7:32am
I could do with an older CGA book, though!
 
Made in Birmingham website isn't working at the moment
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2009 at 7:30pm
I have got 1952, 1965 and 1966 copies, you don't see them about very often...
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2009 at 7:54pm
A bookseller is advertising a 1938 price book for 48 Gulp!
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 2009 at 8:24pm
Ouch !! Thats getting silly money
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2009 at 9:10pm
Hi Alan,
 
Thanks for the reply re the sprayer.
 
How old a C.G.A book do you need? I picked up a 1904 copy some time ago and also have a 1965 price guide.
 
I don't know why the Made In Birmingham site is down, but I do know that the webmaster has recently moved house  - this may or may not have something to do with it!!
 
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 03 Aug 2009 at 9:17pm
He hasn't plugged the server in yet - probably too busy finding the kettle!
I could do with a pre-war one, a 1904 one sounds as if it might have some very unusual items in it.
 
Thanks for the info on Hart sprayers, i've passed it on to Martin....
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 10 Aug 2009 at 7:57pm
Alan,
 
I have just had a look and the Made in Birmingham web site appears to be up and running again.
 
 
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