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Need help Identifying this riding mower

Charley Davidson

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Benny gave me this old riding mower, the only markings on it telling me what it is is the "P" Penney's or Penncraft. The ID plate only has the serial no. and Model no. 1409A. It has a 5hp Briggs & Stratton. It's in real good shape and very complete. I cannot find this exact mower on the net anywhere, I have found some close versions but not the same, some with rear engine but the steering was more of a handle, some with a steering wheel but front or mid engine.

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That looks like an Ariens my dad had back in the 70s. I ran it all the time when I was a kid.
 

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Not sure what the "P" was for but I suspect it was really made by either MTD or Murray (I'm leaning Murray).

I know that's not really any brilliant revelation since the two companies made most of the store brand machines in the 70's & 80's.
 

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That "P" looks like the old "Penny's" logo. I have an old broken down Toro sitting in the shed that looks a lot like it.

-Ron
 

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JCPenney used to be just called Penneys and that is the logo they used.

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Roper and Gilson are some other possibilities for actual manufacturer.
 

Charley Davidson

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This is a quote from a vintage mower site "I know of two companies that built the very small mowers for JC Penney's Penncraft line of riders.

E.T. Rugg & Huffy" But still have not found one like it.

I guess I should have worded my post a bit different as I know/knew it was a Penny's/Penncraft. Just wanted some more info on it and to be able to date it.
 
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