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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A product of Shanks made both before and after World War 2, the "Firefly" was a powered roller mower. In 1939 it was being offered in 14, 16, 20 & 28 inch sizes at prices ranging from £18.10.0d to £77.10.0d. In the smaller sizes a 2-stroke Villiers engine was fitted but in the two larger machines a J.A.P. 4-stroke engine was used (the 20 inch mower retaining the Villiers as an option for the purchaser).