UNIVERSAL [Bentall]

A mower made by the Essex (Heybridge) firm of E.H. Bentall c1889. This was a sidewheel machine utilising the American principle of four front wheels or driving rolls in front of the cutting cylinder. Advertised in 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20 inch sizes, prices in 1889 ranged from £3.5.0d to £8.0.0d. The two largest sizes were intended for two-man operation.