Welcome, and yes i know what a Locke is and have one. She is not in running shape yet needs a motor. My father purchased it brand new in 1961
Yea, the older ones where better with the rollers then the "newer" ones with the tires. Still, alot of maintaince, back then you could get 3 or 4000 hours out of a B&S.
Do you remember where your dad bough his, wasn't Star over near Germantown Ave in Phila ?