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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Many similarities

I thought I would post some photos of three of my sidewheel mowers. They are a Ransomes New Empire ( front of queue ) recently acquired from another member, Andy Grout. A Shanks Long Grass ( first time shown) and last a Pennsylvania.I have displayed  them in a row to show the similarities between them. All three have alike handles with the. top handle brackets almost indentical despite being different manufacturers.The New Empire and Long grass are very similar with high wheels and the gear covers are almost alike except displayed name. The badge is missing from the New Empire but would be very similar to the Long Grass. There are many more similarities if you look. Enjoy the photos.

Clive1997 Mon, 10/01/2022

Great to see these classic sidewheels with the extended gear drive, there have been several different drive systems on sidewheels since first patented in the USA in 1869, including chain drive!