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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #80 on: July 11, 2015, 04:27:19 pm »
They also put an extra letter in "aluminum".

"Aluminium"..............:D

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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #81 on: July 11, 2015, 11:54:06 pm »
In Canada here I never said whippersnipper before but probably what I mean when I say green horn or dog f#cker :D
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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2015, 03:45:52 am »
Same pronunciation down here in Oz Z is zed  my kids could never understand the zee in the sesame street alphabet song. And whippersnippers down here too, I think it goes back to when Black and Decker bought out the electric brushcutter called the whipper snipper just sort of became the generic term for the petrol powered ones to

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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #83 on: July 12, 2015, 11:35:41 am »
LOL I just learned something. I thought you were misspelling Whippersnapper which I grew up with hearing and saying   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whippersnapper
I looked up whipper snipper like you all were spelling. I had no clue it was a trimmer. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/whipper_snipper
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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #84 on: July 12, 2015, 12:10:44 pm »
I call mine a weed wacker or weed eater.
Speaking of weed eater I have read the interesting story from the 1970's /80's of the guy who invented  the gas powered  weed string trimmer with just a tin can and string tied around it. Turned into a huge corporation eventually  buying out Poulan.
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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2015, 12:28:15 pm »
Me weedeater then trimmer.  I remember first one dad bought had single line attached with metal loop where it went on head.
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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2015, 02:38:41 pm »
First string trimmer I came in contact with (in 1977-1978 or so) was the corded Black and Decker machine that my Dad bought.  Think it's still in the garage somewhere.  It has a spoked wheel that the line is laced around.  If I find it I'll snap a pic...

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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #87 on: July 12, 2015, 06:12:45 pm »
copy and paste info. No clue how accurate.

Although most of us lawn & garden power tool historians can credit the Houston, TX entrepreneur George C. Ballas, Sr. for the invention of the Weed Eater string trimmer, which he'd invented in 1971, something contradicts this claim: Black & Decker made its first electric grass trimmer in 1970 (model #8200).


(link to Popular Science, May 1971) https://books.google.com/books?id=ngAAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA135&dq=Black+%26+Decker+8200+trimmer&hl=en&ei=fBVFTfHaJov6sAPFvJiOCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Black%20%26%20Decker%208200%20trimmer&f=false


(Link to Popular Science, August 1971) https://books.google.com/books?id=9wAAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA100&dq=Black+%26+Decker+8200+trimmer&hl=en&ei=FRNFTdjoOJKWsgOwz_2vCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CEQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Black%20%26%20Decker%208200%20trimmer&f=false



But unlike Ballas's invention, which he'd devised using a tin can, fish line and a blade from an edger, B&D's earliest portable grass trimmer still relied on steel blades that its edgers had used. It was around 1976 that B&D had produced and sold its first nylon-line grass trimmer, model #8205. The following year, B&D introduced two bigger sized string trimmers with 10" and 12" cutting swaths (models 8207 and 8209 respectively; both have automatic-feed devices so you don't have to stop to take out more line).

Ballas's idea for his Weed Eater was inspired by his visit to a car wash. Those nylon brushes spun against his car window with no damage. He decided to grab an empty popcorn can, punched holes in it, threaded the fishing line through them, and replaced the steel blade of his gas edger with the popcorn can. The first model was powered by a 2-cycle gas engine, but one customer, an old lady, didn't like its size, so Ballas then made an electric version of his invention. He sold his Weed Eater company to Emerson Electric in 1977, which in turn merged with Beaird/Poulan in 1986.
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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2015, 07:02:02 pm »
Some funny names for stuff in different countries.

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Re: New 90cc 70cc Husqvarna 572 590
« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2015, 12:35:16 am »
Found this pic on the net.  This is the line spool for the early Black and Decker trimmers.  Dad's is/was like this.  Haven't found it yet.  May have tossed the thing....



I remember it having good power.............but the cord was a major PITA.  The spool misbehaved sometimes IIRC.

 

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