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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A product of Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, this was a manual sidewheel mower introduced in 1947 and made especially for longer grass. The Mark 1 was replaced by the Mark 2 in 1963 and the "Ripper" remained in production until 1974. With a stout tubular steel handle and rubber wheels as an optional extra, this proved to be a popular mower in small orchards etc until the introduction of the power driven rotaries. Most "Rippers" seem to have been sold without grass boxes or deflector plates.