DE LUXE [Webb]

The top-of-the-range model by H.C. Webb Ltd. in the 1930s.   It was  a compound-geared machine developed from the original (chain driven) Webb mower of 1929. In the 1950s, the Two-Speed De Luxe had a lever on the gearbox which allowed the ration to be changed, a unique feature in hand mowers.  There was even a Neutral position so that the mower could be pushed on non-turfed surfaces without risk of damaging the blades.