Cylinder Mower identification, please
Good Morning everyone,
My Auntie is renovating an old farm house in Scotland, isle of Whithorn.
She's found a few gems for my collection, cylinder mower and rotavator in the out buildings.
im looking for some identification help on the Mower please, it's a little rusty, but I'm still hoping to have a go at restoring it.
kind regards, James
Hello welcome to the forum, looks like you have another Atco Motor Mower 950/60's 17in cut? (image below), to be honest I would think the only way to restore it would be to sacrifice a similar model that's in much better condition! I have scrapped many similar models probably 10x better condition than this one, there are many around so not sure the time, money & effort would be viable. Must admit the thought of an old mower being discovered at a farmhouse on a Scottish Island would have perhaps been an early Shanks from say 1890's? Keep looking.
Despite the above you have a nice collection of Atco's & a great Tractor.
Good luck with your resto, but a little too far gone for myself, first thoughts are Webb but maybe Atco a good sand blasting at least is required as an essential I reckon.
To me the clutch lever, the tank bracket and the hex cutting cylinder shaft all say Atco.
Thanks for the replies.
I think most of you are right and it maybe a bit far gone. But once I have it back home I will see what's what. It maybe that I could make a garden feature out of it.
I find it hard to let old relics die and go to the scrap yard.