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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

New member with an atco 16" standard.

Hi all, I have just acquired a atco 16" standard 1923/1926 which i intend to restore, I will try and upload a picture if i can work it all out. plenty of questions to come.

Clive1997 Tue, 20/11/2012

There are some notes on the forum about this, but I would be happy to help out if you want to e.mail them to me & I will put on for you.





cheyenne Fri, 14/12/2012

Hi, Would anyone know the right shade of green to use on a atco standard ?.

many thanks..

Clive1997 Fri, 14/12/2012

Hi there 

The paint colour recommended  is S5040G30Y, local paint specialist should understand this code& be able to mix for you. Shades often varied when mowers were made/seviced, sometimes just using the nearest available tin of green paint.

I tend to find an area of frame etc that has been concealed away from light,oil etc & take this along to a paint supplier that has one of those magic scanners that can pull up a direct match which they can mix for you.

Take a look at my website & you will see the result of doing this (note the images were taken in different light, the later ones with the wooden rollers/handles are how it actually looks in daylight.

Hope thats of use.



cheyenne Sat, 15/12/2012

Thanks for that clive , Thats a great help, i will now look into it...

cheyenne Mon, 22/04/2013

This is how far i have got with the atco standard, hope to have it finished for the annual rally at milton keynes in may.....smiley

Clive1997 Mon, 22/04/2013

Hello again

Looks good be interested to see at MK, I have a couple of standards but not restored any yet, they are a bit down the prority list, but I do have one that operste o.k. Did you have a box?




cheyenne Mon, 22/04/2013

Hello clive,

Yes i do have the grass box  i sprayed it at the weekend, so waitng for the paint to cure...

All the best kevin...


Clive1997 Mon, 22/04/2013

Sorry Kevin,


Silly question, has been a long day today, but it was obvious you had one from the previous images!

Off to the pub now to revitalise my braincells.



Denham2013 Tue, 21/05/2013

thanks cheyenne for sharing your experience and pic to all.nice job. keep in touch.