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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


Several companies called their horse and pony mowers "horse power" mowers. One such mower was the 19th century Ransomes, Sims & Head pony mower circa. 1870. This was gear-driven machine with a rectangular grass box, the handles being stiffened by rods connecting with the frame of the machine. This mower continued to be made by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies; 26, 30, 36, & 48 inch cutting widths being offered. By 1890 the 26 inch model had been dropped and a 42 inch model substituted. Prices then ranged from £20.0.0d to £30.0.0d The machine was still being offered in the firm's 1915 catalogue described as the "1913 Horse" mower.