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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Ransomes Help

How We Can Help

We are a club for enthusiasts who collect, preserve and display old mowers. We are not a technical helpline.

Please read these important general notes before contacting anyone.

If you have a technical query (eg no spark, missing parts, how to get it running etc) about a Ransomes mower made after about 1970 please do not contact us because we will not be able to help you.

Our specialist may be able to provide basic identification, dating, and historical information. Click here for contact information.

Operating Manuals & Machine Dating

The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading has an extensive archive of Ransomes information including operating manuals and sales and promotional literature. The museum can normally supply copies of some of this information and provide a basic machine dating service for a nominal cost which covers copying and postage.

When contacting the museum please have a note of any serial numbers from the mower and/or its engine. Patent numbers can also be useful. Motor mowers can generally be dated more accurately than hand machines because the production records compiled by Ransomes (and now retained by MERL) are more specific.