For the last four months I've been one of those phantom visitors who's found this site both highly interesting, extremely useful and very informative, but has never quite got around to joining. However I've been interested in lawnmowers since the age of five, and I've spent much of my adult life restoring machinery, but never a mower. So this year I decide to undertake a long over due lawnmower restoration project. As a child I remember Dad had a very early Suffolk Colt with the flat top tank and cup rope starter, which required the rope to be wrapped around each time you wanted to start it, or for that matter every time it failed to start! So after searching eBay for six months, I finally ended up purchasing my restoration project locally, from a very knowledgeable chap, who I suspect is also a member, and yes I made sure that my old Suffolk has a recoil starter!