There is a throttle control & a lever that raises / lowers the unit into/out of the ground. It hinges just ahead of the engine.
Engine is a Lauson and looks to be original. Engine tag is shown in last photo. Green handle are original to the rototiller.
It is not frozen up. Gas tank appears to be clean inside. I have had this vintage Roto-Hoe rototiller for a number of years. It has always been stored inside. I acquired it from an estate collection of tillers/rototillers.I have never used it nor tried to even start it. This will need to be picked up. Needs to be picked up in 60 days unless prior arrangements made. This item is for pick-up only. The item "Antique Vintage Roto-Hoe 148H Garden Tiller Rototiller Cultivator Collectible 2" is in sale since Saturday, May 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Outdoor Power Equipment\Tillers". The seller is "chief_z_sales" and is located in Mason City, Iowa. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.