I have a very old self propelled Murry (not Murray) gas powered push mower. I cannot find any information online. Hope someone can help me out. Anyone know the year this was made and possibly some background information, as well the value of it?
I could make out the name of the company that made your lawn mower in the photo with the plate: Schissel Manufacturing Co. It also says "Murry clipper ... mower". If you can make out something else, then write.
So Murry is the name of the mower. It is not quite easy to find information about this company. The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa Page 39 of May 9, 1954 says: "The Schissel Manufacturing Co. now makes more than 2,500 mowers year. The 'overseas business is growing, and orders re coming from as far away as..." www.newspapers.com/
Here someone also tried to find information about the Murry Park King lawn mower made by the Schissel Mfg - the same company www.smokstak.com/
I found MURRY rotary power mowers catalog & price list Briggs & Stratton Schissel Mfg Co. Cherokee Iowa 1940s www.worthpoint.com/
Then I found the Cherokee Historic and Architectural Reconnaissance Survey Report, which says:
"Another company took roots in ca. 1935 at "Schisselville" in the midst of the Depression and was well situated to expand at the end of World War II. Along with his sons Julian, Jim, and Robert, Joseph Schissel formed Schissel Manufacturing Co. to carry out the production of Murray Power Mowers.
So, your lawn mower was made by Schissel Manufacturing Co., which was founded around 1935 in Cherokee Iowa.
I think your lawn mower was made in the early 1940s. Try to find out which engine it has and in what years it was used.
I did not find another Murry mower although there were several Murray" push mowers that sellers misspelled as 'Murry' but usually made the correction in the listing. It is difficult to find because every site will try to change your search to 'Murray'.
It's possible this is another brand that made mowers for a store that wanted the name 'Murry' on their mowers. If that is the case, there will probably very limited information on this name.
You may be able to ask your question on these sites and someone may have information about the name.
You will have to join the sites and add pictures for sure.
It's possible another member will find more information so keep checking for additional answers.