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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A bowling green mower by Shanks (1930s/50s), this was a manual roller machine with a 10-bladed cutting cylinder. In 1939 the "Drake" was being offered in 16 and 18 inch sizes at £15.15.0d and £16.10.0d respectively. By 1950 only the 18 inch version was being offered. This was a slightly altered design, the side handles to the grass box having disappeared, and the main handles being braced by 'X' struts.