Meet a Planet and a Bulldog

| May/June 1996

3 Edna Terrace, New Hartford, New York 13413

Here are a couple of pictures you'll enjoy. The first is my latest restoration project. It's a 4 HP Bulldog made by Bates and Edmonds, of Lansing, Michigan, and sold by Fairbanks Company. I wish I had an interesting story to tell about it, but I don't. I basically got it in a 'horse trade' from Ed Deis at the Canandaigua, New York, engine show in 1994. It was running when I got it, but was painted copper. I had to get a muffler for it, and I also had a new crank guard cast for it, using the crank guard from my friend's identical engine.

The second two pictures are of a garden tractor that I found in the brush behind my in-laws' house. It is a Planet Jr., made by S. L. Allen and Company Inc. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serial number 335192. It has a 3 HP Briggs and Stratton engine. It needs a bit of work and I would like to get it running. If anyone has any info on it, I would like to hear from them.