We thought it would be interesting to know how long site visitors have been collecting old mowers. Of course many visitors are not collectors so it's no surprise that the majority of respondents fall into this category. However, it is interesting that broadly as many people have been collecting for less than one year as those who have collected for more than 20 years. Our club celebrates the 20th anniversary of our first annual rally this year and many of the people who were present at that event will be there again in 2010. We have many long-term "founder members" but equally the number of new members joining each year reflects the ongoing popularity of this hobby. The full results of the poll are included below.
Old lawn mowers are featured in Britain's Greatest Machines on the National Geographic channel in the UK (available on Sky and Virgin) on Saturday 20 February at 9pm. The show is presented by Chris Barrie (Rimmer the hologram in Red Dwarf) and features machines from a different decade each week. This week it's the 1920s and the show includes Chris trying out an Atco Standard. That's all we know but if you wanted to choose one mower from the 1920s it would have to be the Standard. You can see more about the show, with still images and a short preview video at the link below.