FLYMO

(Aktiebolaget Flymo) Latterly a subsidiary of Electrolux and producers of the first hover mower in 1966. This machine was the brainchild of Danish industrialist Karl Dahlman, with British Patent 929, 610 (1963). Production started at Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, in 1964 and the business was acquired by Electrolux in 1968. Flymos were made in various sizes and with small Japanese petrol engines as well as the conventional mains-driven electric motor. Grass collectors were fitted in the late 1970s, about the time Flymo lost their monopoly of the hover mower when their patent expired.