I thought keen followers of the old lawnmower market might be interested in some results from the weekend. In no particular order :
Early mk.3 Ajax - not sold.
Vintage line marker - £2.00
Ransomes Automaton Minor 10" - £6.00
Ransomes Anglia - £6.00
Ransomes Patent Gear Automaton - £6.00
Dux Minor - not sold.
JP Super - not sold.
Suffolk Viceroy, early restored example - £35.00
Ransomes Ripper - not sold.
Atco aluminium grassbox, as a hanging basket - £18.00
Astor multi-blade trimmer - £22.00
Now bear in mind this was not a rag-tag casual affair on the village green but a professionally run, well promoted, regular bygones sale running to in excess of 1,000 lots and live on-line as well as in person ' in the room '. All these machine were in at least seemingly reasonable, workable order. The inference based on these results might be that there is not so much interest in classic iconic old lawnmowers but it is the frivolous that sells. Take my advice and try not to get too carried away on that certain internet auction site - other sources are available.
SPARE AJAX ANYONE ?