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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A product of Ransomes, Sims & Head and later Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, this was gear-driven roller mower first made in the 1870s. The machine was similar to others of the period but had a "T"-handle. The name derived from the ability to reverse the cutting cylinder when the blades were worn on one side. This was a small machine designed for small gardens and borders, available in 6 and 8 inch cutting widths.