Ransomes Mower age

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Superscavenge
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Ransomes Mower age

Hello,

I have been looking at a Ransomes Simms and Jefferies mower for sale. It is listed as a Minor MK V of 1937 vintage. The date seems too early? It has a thin tubular fuel tank and a two stroke with the plug in the head at an angle. Any idea if the date is correct? 

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Clive1997
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Hello

Hello

Any idea of cutting width & do you mean the tank is full width between handles? Image would help.

 

 

 

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Yes, the fuel tank is the

Yes, the fuel tank is the full width between the handles. The handles are made of flat steel. Sorry I don't have a picture, just seen it on Craigslist Vancouver.

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Clive1997
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Hello Just taken a look there

Hello Just taken a look there is a minor Mk 6 that they state is from the 1950's, is this the one? Perhaps the listing has been altered?

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/grd/5549727114.html

 

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It sounds to me more like the

It sounds to me more like the one pictured below :

I think these were available in 14" and 17" versions and were made between about 1938 and 1951. I imagine that the majority of those around now are post war.

 

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Hello,

Hello,

No, I looked at that one as well. This is the one I was looking at:

 https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/grd/5540857897.html

It looks like the crest on the grass box is Elizabeth II, so that would make it 1950's

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Have this machine, serial nr

Have this machine, serial nr F1933 sales book says 1953.  May be the date of 1937 is the serial nr on the plate. Mine was quoted built in 1933surprise