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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

EMPRESS [Carr & Hobson]

A sidewheel mower advertised as "the new and improved American lawn mower for 1887". This was unusual for a sidewheel machine of that date inasmuch as it had a metal "X" handle and no front or rear rollers nor guide wheels appear to have been fitted. Available in 12, 14 & 16 inch sizes retail prices for 1887 ranged from 42/6d to 50/-d. There was no grass box offered. In that year agents in Great Britain were being sought; the Dublin agents being Thomas McKenzie & Sons, well-known importers of American mowers. Manufacturers may have been Carr & Hobson.