I put this mower in the 'Sporting connections' section because of its name, mindful that an identical mower is known with the name 'Wimbledon'. I believe (I haven't looked inside it for many a year) that the castings were made by the Hilltop Foundry, but whether they assembled the mower, I do not know. It's a conventional side-wheel design in every respect apart from the large trailing roller, which makes it more stable than the usual type. The relationship between Edgbaston and Wimbledon may be coincidental; Edgbaston was a brand name used by Fletchers Hardware, a wholesale ironmonger in, that's right, Edgbaston! In their 1937 catalogue, they showed an entirely ordinary side-wheeler called 'Edgbaston'.
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