PASTIME

A late 19th century (c1896) mower made by the Pastime Lawn Mower Co. of Detroit, Michigan, USA. This was a sidewheel machine with the driving wheels set well back and the frame of the mower tapering to allow the wheel tracks to line up with the ends of the cutting cylinder; thus allowing cutting and trimming "close to fence or tree". The blades on the cutting cylinder were divided into two sets, ie not continuous.