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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Atco Light 17 restoration

The mower coerced me into this restoration job. The cutting cylinder was badly welded so I sourced a new one from Garfits along with bottom blade. The rear roller was full of mud balls, which made an annoying rattling noise and the non original paint job was looking rough..

Replaced the cylinder bearings, a few washers and 2 nuts. All the rest is original. Decided to leave many of the nuts and bolts unpainted. Means future maintenance will not cause flaking paint. Instead have covered these fixings in clear dinitrol. 

I believe this mower is late 1940's (from what I have read on here re the cone clutch). Unfortunately the date plate and oiler covers on the off side are missing. 

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gtc Mon, 10/07/2017

Very nice job!

I think that's the first time I've seen a "pepper pot" type exhaust facing forward.

 

Simon Sat, 15/07/2017

That looks great, well done! I'm leaving mine as it is and just painting some oil for protection. But if I get another I'd paint it up like you.

wristpin Sat, 15/07/2017

I think that's the first time I've seen a "pepper pot" type exhaust facing forward.

Agreed, most of the ones I have seen point sideways. 

Most but not all!

Knew that I had one somewhere!

Mowing Wurzel Sun, 16/07/2017

A lovely,  attractive and best of British  Lawn Mower;

One can appreciate all the hard work gone into restoring it.