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Barford Atom Mechanical Gardener

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Topic: Barford Atom Mechanical Gardener
Posted By: the_mighty_atom
Subject: Barford Atom Mechanical Gardener
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2009 at 9:29am
As promised a while ago, some pictures of my atom. Vital statistics - villiers Mk 10 98cc, villiers V type carb. - - - -
I have some ducks foot cultivating tines, a couple of jalo weeding hoes and a soil turner (sourced from Chester Hudson at, whom I would recommend very highly)
The tyres are as far as I can tell original. So far I have bought 2 new wheel hubs via Ebay, and a set of oversize piston rings from Meetens to cure a smoking problem.
I do have the original manual and attachment list dated 1950 & 1951, if exploded diagrams of any attachments would be of use to anyone, please let me know as there are plenty of these in the attachment list.
Bits I am looking for are a toolbox, a front attachment peg and a short axle. If anyone could perhaps point me in the right direction I would be grateful.

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 15 Jun 2009 at 3:11pm
hi simon
sorry i can't be any help to you but maybe you can to me
i have just bought one of these but there is no throttle fitted,
from your pics i notice your's has would you be kind enough to post or email me some pics of the routing and attachments to the carb,
best regards mick
ps email address is - ( its my daughters) 

Posted By: way of the land
Date Posted: 16 Jun 2009 at 6:20pm
Hello, I too need precisely the same info so would be greatfull if it could possibly be posted here?
Thanks for any help.

Posted By: Warthog
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2011 at 1:00pm
Hi I have just found a similar Barford Atom. I believe it to have all the parts but not necessarily in the right places.
I have the tool box fitted to the handles but the lid has gone. I want to try and restore this to use it. As I have no intention of showing it I would be more than happy to try and remove the tool box if you are still looking. As for the front attachment peg, if I knew what it looked like I might have one.
I am, however, desperately in need of a manual and as much information as it is possible to get in order to rebuild the machine and see what attachments are available.

Posted By: simar kid
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2011 at 8:39pm
hi charlie could be your man for this as he was well into barfords

Not sure whats wrong. i think we will let it develop

Posted By: Charlie
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2011 at 2:50pm
pm sent regarding literature.

Posted By: plonker
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2011 at 3:14pm
I have the Scythe cutter for this machine, but it seems that you are missing the bit at the front that it bolts on. ( see my Barford post for pictures of the Scythe 28/July)


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