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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


The Ascot was a short-lived 14-inch roller mower introduced by Ransomes about 1960.  It replaced the Astral, a domestic version of the Certes, and was essentially a 14-inch Ajax, but with seven rather than six knives and cast iron rather than alloy gears.  It also had a steel front roller on ball bearings, like a Certes, and was perhaps designed to use up redundant parts such as the cylinder and the 14-inch Certes roller, the Certes by then being made only in the 16-inch size.