LITTLE GEM

A small sidewheel mower patented by Ransomes, Sims & Head (Pat. No. 3261) on 17 September 1875 and introduced into the market for 1876. This model had a slightly curved "T" handle and a trailing grass box. Two versions were available: six inch, costing 25 shillings; eight inch, costing thirty five shillings. Ransomes sales figures for 1876 suggest 385 were sold in total that year (the company's records show that it sold 1921 of the Automaton models the same year).