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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A product of Vivien Loyd & Co., Camberley, c1950, the "Motor Sickle" was an 18 or 21 inch rotary mower with a Villiers engine and pram-type spoked wheels. The engine drove the cutting head only. This machine was first exhibited at the 1950 Smithfield Show and, unlike most rotary mowers even in the early days, had completely unguarded blades. The retail price in 1951 was £39.15.0d. Later marketed as the "Four Seasons Scrub Cutter".