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#113629 24/12/21 12:39 PM
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Hi All

It's taken me a while to find the Patent for the first Victa recoil starters used in 1957.

The second type of recoil starter used by Victa was easily identified as a starter designed by Fairbanks, Morse & Co in the USA.
Villiers also used this type of starter.

The first Victa recoil starter was designed for an outboard boat motor by a Knut from Sweden for Electrolux.

Cheers
Max.

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Hi Max
That's brilliant research!!!

I guess this explains how the Vinco 125cc came
to use this early recoil starter.

https://www.outdoorking-forum.com.au/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/113604/vincent-bros-vinco-125cc-c1957.html

What is becoming clear - through research - is
that Victa were quite happy to search AUS
and worldwide patents for their purposes.

Many thanks
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Jack

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G'day Jack

Originally Posted by CyberJack
What is becoming clear - through research - is
that Victa were quite happy to search AUS
and worldwide patents for their purposes.

I'm not so sure if Victa searched patents or just looked at other manufacturers equipment as I know
of a few shops in the fifties and sixties that imported USA tools and machinery / equipment .

As we know it was not that uncommon for Australia to look overseas for inspiration ,car manufacturing was
another good example ,the first Holden FX (48-215) Prototype No. 1 was built by hand in 1946 by American and Australian engineers at the General Motors workshop in Detroit.

Yes a lot of the early mower starters used in Australia, were USA designed starters .

Hmm Victa probably saw USA mowers with edgers before designing their edger or possibly had access to patents.

Cheers
Max.

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