Something not right with this ebay item???????

Perhaps if you were more forthcoming on the item # or eBay url, people could offer opinions instead of wasting time stumbling about in search of said item.
Steve
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I stumbled upon this when searching ebay yesterday and have become somewhat
puzzled by this guy. He claims that his Bamford is a genuine 1919 model,
despite Bamfords not going into engine production until 1920, and the
crankgaurd having the Royal Darlington show silver medal award of 1920, cast
in (as all 4 and 5/6hp Bamfords do). It is also stated that the engine is
high tension, yet Bamfords did not introduce high tension mags until a 3
year run of Hills Bros flick mags were used alongside the more common
Websters in 1923.
I have sent an email advising him this, but he still claims it to be of 1919
vinatge. He also refuses to give any engine numbers out, which may well be
for genuine reasons, but does seem somewhat suspicious to me.
Finally when asked to show some better pictures of the Magneto side of the
engine, he simply refuses saying that you should be able to see it from the
back. Yet from this it is impossible to tell what is missing regarding the
governor assembly, trip mechanism and the carburettor.
What do others think?
Mike M
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miley_bob
A search on Bamford 1919 only brings one up. -- Regards,
John Stevenson Nottingham, England.
Visit the new Model Engineering adverts page at:-
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Yep that would be helpful. Apologies everyone, I simply forgot to put the link on. Here it is anyway.
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Sorry to anybody who I sent on a wild goose chase around the maze that can be ebay.
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miley_bob
I have seen this guy a few times on ebay, he seems to buy engines and then sell them again at no real profit. I seemed to recognise this engine from the ebay past so a look through his feedback found this
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Also anyone come across another of his so called rare engines, a 1 3/4 hp Amanco hired man, looks like a Chore Boy to me. -
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Paul.
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Paul Swindell
I thought that migh have being the same bamford. The damaged crank gaurd was what put me on the trail. I just didnt have the time to trawl through his feedback history on an off chance. I remember laughing at his apparant b******s explanation of it being a rare hired man as well.
He seems to be one of those who seems to think that all of his engines are rare and therefore more valuable.
After looking at the previous photo of the engine, it is not even from 1923, as the spark plug screws straight into the block, as opposed to a plate which was the case with the Hills Bros magnetos. This engine would appear to have being fitted with a Wico EK and is therefore of 1926 vintage at the very oldest. But with a number of 21989, it is most likely mid 1930's.
Mike M
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miley_bob
It appears to have been withdrawn in the last hour or so.
Either somebody has bought it, or he's given up trying to sell it
Mike M
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He might, of course, be reading the comments here & it's scared him off continuing with the "1919" line. Once anyone has connected the earlier sale and his engine, the datable serial number becomes available & the bar of doubt raised that bit higher.
Just supposition, of course ..............
Regards,
Kim Siddorn
Diplomacy done, plates spun, fires fought, maidens eaten - well, three out of four ain't bad
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would this gentlemens handle have refence to a cat by any chance or a colour. martin p
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