I've recently inherited a J.P. Maxees 12 inch push mower which has been in my wife's family since bought new, we believe in the early 1960s. I have the original "Instructions to User" booklet which refers to the mower as a "J.P. Maxees. The "Pick-a-Back" Lawnmower". Presumably "pick-a-back" relates to the removable cutting cylinder cassette. It's been standing outside for years but only the grassbox seems to have suffered badly although some of the bearings appear to be seized. My plan is just to smarten it up, as bringing it back to operating condition will probably be beyond my very limited skills.
Some help from J.P. experts please:
1) Year of manufacture?: the main frame side panel and the cylinder cassette are both stamped GWF 120
2) Paint colour?: in the paint colour section of the OLC site the colours are listed as 1945-61 BS381 C223 Medium Bronze Green, and 1961-70 BS381 C222 Light Bronze Green. Which one would mine be? Is there a close match commercially available or would I have to have some especially mixed?
Any help would be much appreciated - many thanks in advance.