BARNARD BISHOP & BARNARD

In 1863 this firm patented a mower utilising friction drive by rubber-tyred wheels. This was not successful and by 1866 the company had returned to a Budding-type gear drive. However, in 1877 this company were still offering their rubber-tyred ("Noiseless") machine alongside a geared drive machine (an "extra-strong" version being available for pony haulage); and "Cottage" mowers with 6- 10 inch cut.