Today I picked up a recent purchase from ebay. It is a Webb 14 inch mains electric mower (AB1254).
The condition is extremely good as it has had very little use and been stored away for a long time. It came complete with the original manual (in four languages). I was the only bidder so purchased it for very little money, but spent about twice what it cost me on fuel for a 360 mile round trip today.
Here are the photos from the ebay sale.
My interest is really in Qualcast lawn mowers that I was involved in designing, but when I looked at the exploded views on the Old Lawnmower Club website I noticed that when this one was made (1983 or later) the service department address was "Sunnyhill Avenue, Derby" and that was the Qualcast factory that I worked at. I then discovered that Webb was owned by Qualcast then.
It really needs to be preserved as is, dealing with any spots of rust first to prevent further deterioration, but I don't know what I could use to preserve it or whether I should apply a coat of clear lacquer over the paint. All suggestions are welcome.