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Just trying to get the value of a 1957 sunbeam lightweight twin blade lawn mower

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The value will depend on many different factors. Physical condition, operating condition, market demand, etc. With no more than what you posted here the only value you could get would be scrap value.
I don't think that anyone would be able to give a fair estimate of its value without seeing it, hearing it run, seeing it in operation, I know I couldn't.
You would also have to find someone who is specifically into collecting that type of tractor.
There are a lot of loosely knit clubs around but most of them collect the old Gravely. Sears. Wheel Horse etc.
You could possibly go onto Yahoo Groups and do a search for "Sunbeam Lawnmower clubs" or maybe do a Google search for the same and see what you come up with. You could also check around your local repair shops to see in any one there has an interest or if there are any lawnmower racers in your area. It is a pretty popular sport in some areas.
These are just my thoughts but I hope it gives you some insight since I see your request is over a month old

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