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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A manual reciprocating-knife mower invented by C.W. Cheney of Athol, Massachusetts, USA and manufactured by Mather and Todd c1877. This was a "T"-handled machine with iron wheels, the knives being driven by a double crank motion as the machine was pushed along. To describe this as a Victorian "Allen Scythe" (which it somewhat resembled) would not be wide of the mark.