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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A Guildford company, well known for their lathes, making a range of powered and manual mowers in the 1920s and 30s, notably the "Willing Worker" roller mower. This company originated with an artist and model maker, Arthur Drummond, who set out to produce a good model-making lathe. The firm was based at Rydes Hill, Guildford, and commenced operations in 1896 but did not turn to mower manufacturing until 1924 when manual roller machines were made in three sizes, 10, 12, & 14 inch (the latter being the rarest). Motor mowers were made for 3 years from 1924 ( only 250 being made) but manual mowers continued until the late 1930s. Lathes continued to be made. By the 1960s the firm was the Drummond Division of Staveley Tools, but ceased operations in 1981.