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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Webb Whippet

Hi folks. I have acquired a Webb Whippet today and am hoping someone might be able to tell me the Mk model it is along with a production date for it please? Thanks for any help you can offer. Regards. Rob

Clive1997 Fri, 03/05/2019

Hi Rob

Whilst difficult to date precisely the Whippet was introduced in the early 1930's along with the De-luxe, Witton, Windsor, Wasp & Witch.  The Mk1 Whippet was certainly around in 1933, having straight handles as did all their roller mowers at that time.Mk2 was produced 1949 to 1957, then Series 3 1958-1962 & Series 4 1963 onwards to at least 1978, so quite a long run.

All the models I believe from Mk 2 had the same handle style as yours, but I have seen that shape with flat bars turned at the edge rather than tubes.

Mark 2 & Series 3 used C.E.I. threads & series 4 U.N.F. threads.

Some models did have the Series number on the side transfer, certainly on 'Series 3' & this was just after the word Whippet, can't quite see it on your image.

The later ones did have a more modern transfer on the box, lawn stripe background with Webb across it.

Hope that helps & perhaps a thread gauge required!!

Shame you have got a grass box, mine seem to have been breeding, have plenty of Whippet boxes but no mowers to go with them.


Cheers for now


RansomesRob Fri, 03/05/2019

Hi Clive. Wow!! Thanks for the detailed reply, very much appreciated. Looking forward to catching up with you at the forthcoming Milton Keynes get together. Thanks again. Enjoy the Bank Holiday. Cheers. Rob