My last project until the new year.
It has been hit and miss with the weather of late to complete this model, I have enjoyed it though and it is my last project until the new year where I will look to buy the Ransomes Lion and Cub to complete the set or possibly another couple of Scot Shanks, which ever comes first.
The one thing I will need to source for this Leo - 2 expansion tenison springs which keep the handle in an upright position when not in use, the only problem I have is finding the correct type, it will of course be trial and error because I have nothing to compare to.
The pictures are not that great unfortunately, my phone seems to pick and choose when to capture a good image,the green is slightly darker than illustrated.
Overall, I had a good run this year restoring Lawnmowers.
Hi, why not try a Lioness. I've got a restored one and they're a lovely mower. Just a thought
I have one already, it is a shame they did not come with a plaque but like you say, it is a lovely mower.
Bought a pair of Expansion Springs from "HAMS" in Market Harborough, Ref Code ET013 -.approximately 5cm Length x 1.5cm Width,
You will of course need to pull and bend the ends to slot into their relevant locations with 2 long nose pliers
They give enough tension to keep the handle upright and most importantly, keeps the the mower firmly on the ground without the acrobatics.
As mentioned before, I cannot compare these new Expansion Springs to the originals since my Leo came without them, so in affect I am trialling these out and will give my verdict before the end of the year and hopefully its a thumbs up which will give future enquiries for expansion springs for the Leo a relatively easy place to buy them from without the hassle of costly trial and error.
Yes, shame about the plaque but at least it has the model branded onto the handle which is rather unique. Yours is in as good a condition as mine, superb example. Thanks for sharing photo. I submit a photo of a little display I had by myself during lockdown and you'll see my example amongst a few of my other machines.