The obsession with my lawn bought me to the world of old mowers. To be honest I cant remember how I stumbled across vintage lawnmowers this summer when I joined here.
I think after reading on a Facebook group about reel mowers it got me into looking at reel or as we call them cylinder mowers. As I cut my lawn every 2 or 3 days in growing season I felt a push mower would be a more polite option for my neighbor's. So along came the Ajax, not enough to have 1, so I buy another to pull to pieces, see how it works and do a nut and bolt restoration. Then I find myself looking through vintage mowers for sale, parts for sale, booklets etc. Then i sore the print blocks and now would like one of those.
What is it with a simple piece of equipment that does nothing more than to serve a purpose other than to cut grass? Why do I have this fascination on the style of them, shape of the handles, even the 3 colour paint scheme on all of them and how good they look just sat where they are.
Have I lost the plot?