They Look Like Twins!

Galloway Handy Andy

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4660 County Road 134, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303

A couple of years ago I restored a Galloway Handy Andy. I really enjoyed doing it. Except for being air-cooled, the Ideal is very similar.

I purchased an Ideal at Nixon Auction in Spencer, Iowa, the fall of 1998.

I restored the Ideal last winter and also built a cart for it. Restoration was easy, just the normal dismantling, cleaning, sandblasting, assembling, priming and painting.

I now have a Handy Andy and the Ideal restored. They look like twins, the main difference being the method of cooling.

Some old timers in the engine hobby tell me it is believed that Galloway made the castings for Ideal Power Lawn Mower Company of Lansing, Michigan.