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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers


A product of Follows & Bate, c1896. This was a manual sidewheel mower with a trailing canvas-sided grass box. It was available in 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 inch sizes (1897 advertisements) at wholesale prices ranging from 28/-d to 40/-d. The "Speedwell" was still being offered for sale in the 1920s, and as late as 1929 by wholesalers such as the Army & Navy stores. NOTE: Some early references use the hyphenated "Speed-Well" name but others use "Speedwell".