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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


The "Reliable" was a roller mower made by Ratcliffe of New Holland in Essex. An example with 14" cut is known. The design is similar - but not identical - to the "Silens Messor". Augmentations to the Silens Messor design include ball bearings on the cutter and roller, rather than brass bushes, roller chain and metallic front rollers.