A product of Shanks, the 'Talisman" was basically a copy of the American Pennsylvania sidewheel machine. This was available in 10 to 19 inch sizes with prices in 1910 ranging from £2.15.0d to £6.15.0d. By 1939 it was being offered in 13, 15 & 17 inch sizes at prices ranging from £8.10.0d to £10.10.0d (grass box and delivery plate extra).