My Favourite Mower

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My Favourite Mower

'My favourite mower'

This comment will either confuse or extremely irritate some members because as a member of the OLMC one should really appreciate all mowers for their merits. I do ! However the Greens Prince manufactured by Thomas Green and Sons Ltd. is to me a very well made, handsome and so smooth and easy to use mower.  
The reason I find this mower so unique, attractive and fascinating is its design. It has a box type design and is  lighter than its predecessors.
Introduced in 1929 it has the design of a mower many years ahead. This hand mower is gear driven to the roller. The 6 knife cylinder and the roller shaft are fitted with self-aligning ball-bearings. It was available in 10, 12 and 14 inch sizes. , the smallest selling for £6. Mine ( as in photos) is the10inch version. I appreciate the scraper plate is on its upper bolts in the photo's but since lowered. It really is a beautiful mower. You are probably thinking 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' but you really do need to be close up to one and use it to appreciate it. I hope you like the photos. Sorry they are expanded previous ones but I've been unable to get the mower out of the workshop.

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Not confused, or irritated, a

Not confused, or irritated, a tad envious maybe. Yes a simple design with the flat plate side frame, much easier and cheaper to produce than the cast iron versions. Although personally I think the earlier mowers that had everything made of individual castings with all their imperfections part numbers and makers names on  have so much character, and because of the process no two castings  were ever exactly the same. I haven't a gear driven model yet but ever hopeful (-: 

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I agree that the old cast

I agree that the old cast iron mowers such as the Multum in Parvo and the Silens Messor  just to take a couple of examples have a lot of charm. The casting imperfections and almost agricultural feel to them is appealing. However to me the Prince jumped the gap with flat plate sides and lighter construction.

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A fine machine indeed! I do

A fine machine indeed! I do like a Greens mower, I have a couple in my collection but neither is as old (or as nice!) as yours

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Hi, yes I love Greens,

Hi, yes I love Greens. They say JP are the Rolls Royce of this type of mower but Greens if not as, certainly are a very close second. Which models do you have because even the later models are really lovely machines.
I might periodically feature other Greens models.

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Nothing particularly fancy, a

Nothing particularly fancy, a Monitor (with what I believe is original spanner attached to the handlebars) and a Zephyr Deluxe :)

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Both very good mowers. Not

Both very good mowers. Not particularly easy to find either.