Buffalo Springfield

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Buffalo Springfield

Post #1 by sdarmstrong » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:53 pm

This is a rather old girl I have recently saved . It will be fully restored when my current restoration of a Wallis and Steevens roller is complete. This one is an American Buffalo Springfield from the early 40’s it seems . Any one know anything about them ? How it may have come to be on our side of the world ? Sent over during ww2 perhaps ? Any info , literature , links or ideas appreciated.
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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:21 pm

Good luck with it David :thumbup: I'm only guessing here but it could have come over during the war in order to facilitate the building of runways?

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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #3 by sdarmstrong » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:21 pm

That’s what I’m thinking as well . Hopefully someone will come wandering here that has some knowledge on them .


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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #4 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:28 pm

Thats something different

I would also guess it came over during WW2 may have came over maybe with the US air crews or as already stated came over to support the war effort

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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #5 by sdarmstrong » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:51 am

Any records of machines that were sent over anywhere?


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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #6 by sdarmstrong » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:05 am

Just a little bump for this topic !


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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #7 by sdarmstrong » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:59 pm

I have been offered a starter for this engine . It’s originally off a ud 9 . It has the same 3 stud mount as mine . Any opinions on whether it will be likely to fit it ? The starter is in a different country so I’d like to know if it will fit before I buy it as the shipping cost is very expensive. 

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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #8 by FOWLER MAN » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:55 pm

Hi,
I know it's is no help to you but about sixty years ago when I was a youngster Gloucestershire County Council had a "Buffalo Springfield" roller. :thumbup:
It was used for road widening works. They used an Allen Oxford 14-30 chain and bucket trencher to excavate the soil from the verge alongside the road straight onto Foden 8 wheel three way tippers which then returned with sub-base which they side tipped into the open excavation. :claphands:

They had an old grey Fergy 20 with a Horndraulic loader tidying up and used the "Buffalo Springfield" which must have been a "SPECIAL" for compaction.

I dont remember how it worked, :think: but there was a mechanism which allowed one of the "Buffalo Springfield" rear rolls to be lowered so that it would run in the trench to compact the sub-base. :o

I have searched the internet for information on such a roller with no success. :thumbdown:
This was a very impressive setup circa 1955. :thumbup:
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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #9 by dpan » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:06 am

Could the roller have been this. https://patents.google.com/patent/US2240236
A bit of litigation involved with trench rollers. https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/ap ... 686/55149/

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Re: Buffalo Springfield

Post #10 by FOWLER MAN » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:49 pm

Hello Wayne,
That is exactly the principle on which the roller worked. :thumbup: Thank you for the information. :bow:

There can't have been many of those that reached this side of the Pond. :think: A really rare beast. :!: :!:
I was, as I said in my post, unable to find anything about it on the net and was beginning to doubt my memory of it.
It was after all sixty-five years ago. :doh: :lol:

Thanks again. :bow:

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