My First David Bradley

By Staff
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David (left) and J.R. show off David’s circa 1952 Model
917.57561 ‘Super Power’ David Bradley. A 2-1/4 HP
Continental engine powers the unit.

I got this David Bradley about four years ago from my neighbor,
J.R. Rish. When I got the David Bradley it was badly rusted, so one
weekend last June my dad and I went out to the garage and took it
completely apart. We wire brushed everything, cleaned it and then
started painting.

Two weeks later we were getting ready to paint an attachment
when my big brother, Chuck, offered to sandblast everything if I
took it apart. I did, and he did. Thanks, Chuck.

I’ve been into engines my whole life, and I’m now 13
years old. I also have a Simplicity that my grandfather gave me,
and my dad collects walk-behinds. We’ll be showing our
equipment at the

Western Michigan Old Engine Club Annual Steam and Gas Engine
Show in August.

Contact engine enthusiast David Hargreaves at: 16350 Force,
Cedar Springs, Ml 49319.

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