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Allen Oxford - production year from machine no

A friend of mine has got hold of an old Allen Oxford scythe. We wonder if it is possible to find the production year, when the machine number is 72032, patent nos 424079/35 and 463607/37.
Where could we possibly find the year the machine was produced when we only have this information?

Would be very happy to get a tip.



hillsider Tue, 30/08/2011

Hello and welcome to the Old Lawnmower Club,

I do not know the answers to your questions personally but I am able to tell you that the Allen Scythe did have a long production run from 1933 until the early 1970's. I am sure that there will be a club member out there who does have the answers and will reply to your posting.

You can find more general information about Allen Scythes in the book Seventy Years of Garden Machinery by the author Brian Bell and published by Old Pond publishing.

Not wishing to steer you away from this site but there is also a forum site run by the Vintage Horticultural and Garden Machinery Club where if you place a similar request on their forum you may find a collector on there and increase the chances of finding your answers.

Good luck with your search