1975 Sears Craftsman catalog pictures!

Discussion in 'Craftsman / Sears' started by BelarusBulldog, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. BelarusBulldog

    BelarusBulldog Registered User

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    Feb 19, 2011
    Scanned these pages from an old 1975 Sears catalog ( Canada ) that I have been saving. If you want to read the writing, save the pictures to your computer and enlarge them. Note the prices and quality of some items! Enjoy Bye
     

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  2. wjjones

    wjjones Moderator Staff Member

    May 27, 2010
    That is cool Thankyou for sharing!..
     

  3. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Indeed! All American made and built too! Look at those prices.
     
  4. tractor beam

    tractor beam ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Priest River, Idaho
    Look at all those open belts with no guards!
     
  5. Thomas

    Thomas Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Prices haven't really gone up all that much over years...not bad.

    "Look at all those open belts with no guards! "

    TB..and we drink from garden hose rode our bike fast as we could w/no protection..we're still here. :)
     
  6. wjjones

    wjjones Moderator Staff Member

    May 27, 2010

    All part of growing up a skinned knee, and doing stupid stuff that could have killed us, and as you said Thomas we are still here. But anyway I wish they built them like this today!..
     
  7. dangeroustoys56

    dangeroustoys56 Collector

    Jul 26, 2010
    Man- i like that ST16 twin tractor - thats back when you had the buy the deck separate - heck i paid $2000 for my brand new '92 white LT12 tractor .

    $60 for a 3 point hitch? You cant touch em for under $400 today.

    Well- the 'open belt' design was back when people didnt stick thier hands in it intentionally with it running - i rode my bikes w/o helmits back in the day - ride my mini bike everywhere ( with a helmit) - even tried (eventually did it) attempted to climb a giant stone pile in the local gravel pit with the mini bike - i fell down the pile more times then i remember - couldve broke more then my shift lever.

    Even recently ( about 2 years ago) i ran my lawntractor up a tree while running down in the swamp behind the folks house - i landed in a few inches of mud luckily. No the deck wasnt on it - needed ground clearance.
     
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  8. wjjones

    wjjones Moderator Staff Member

    May 27, 2010

    Your head broke your fall didnt it!...:D
     
  9. HickoryNut

    HickoryNut Grindin Away n Goin Blind

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    Mar 8, 2011
    That is groovy! Brings back some memories. Thanks Belarus
     
  10. Grateful11

    Grateful11 New Member

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    Nov 30, 2008
    That ST/16 Twin is sweet. My late Dad has a 12 Suburban, same design, it was built like a tank.
     
  11. paulrk1

    paulrk1 New Member

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    Mar 4, 2011
    You wouldn't happen to have a page from the catalog with a snow plow?

    Thanks for your input on my last post.
     
  12. ijnfleetadmiral

    ijnfleetadmiral Unofficial Craftsman Lawn & Garden Historian

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Incredible pics...thanks for posting! If there are any, could you post the other lawn & garden-related pages as well?

    -Matt
     
  13. JoeKP

    JoeKP Electric Man

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    Feb 23, 2012
    I would love to see more stuff like this!!
     
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  14. ijnfleetadmiral

    ijnfleetadmiral Unofficial Craftsman Lawn & Garden Historian

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    Jun 5, 2012
    As soon as I get my scanner up and running, I'll be posting a TON of stuff like this. I have Sears lawn & garden catalogs from 1990, 1991, and 1992, as well as their yearly mower and tractor pamphlets from 1987 onward. I also have a 1988 catalog that has quite a few pages of lawn & garden stuff. Gotta love the old Craftsman machines!

    -Matt
     
  15. JoeKP

    JoeKP Electric Man

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    Feb 23, 2012
    Yay!!!! I love looking at stuff like that
     
  16. ijnfleetadmiral

    ijnfleetadmiral Unofficial Craftsman Lawn & Garden Historian

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Glad to hear it...only booklets I'm missing are the 1991 tiller and the 1996 walk-behind mower issues. Also, my 1987 walk-behind mower issue is fairly ragged. If ANYONE knows where I could obtain copies of these, please let me know!

    -Matt
     
  17. chkntrktr

    chkntrktr New Member

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    Apr 30, 2012
    Thanks for the pics. Brings back memories. The catalogs I looked at as a kid were from the 60's tho.
     
  18. madjack

    madjack New Member

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    Apr 12, 2009
    i love my st16!
     
  19. ijnfleetadmiral

    ijnfleetadmiral Unofficial Craftsman Lawn & Garden Historian

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Heading to Birmingham, AL today, Lord willing. They have every Sears big book catalog EVER PUBLISHED on microfilm. Guess who plans on copying the lawn & garden pages from every catalog from 1970 onwards! :D
     
  20. JoeKP

    JoeKP Electric Man

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    Feb 23, 2012
    Can't wait!!