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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

VICTORIA [Follows & Bate]

A product of Follows & Bate, the "Victoria" was a 10 inch. manual roller mower c1885 made specifically for the Army & Navy stores in Victoria Street, London, and identical to the "Chain Tennis" machine. In 1889 this was available in 9, 11, 13 & 15 inch sizes at prices ranging from 28/-d to 46/-d. By the 1920s this was selling as the "Army & Navy". By 1907 the Army & Navy Stores were offering a range of "Victoria" roller mowers, including pony and horse machines, at sizes ranging from 8 inch to 48 inch widths and at prices from 40I-d to £26.10.0d as well as a “Victoria” sidewheel mower offered in 8,10,12, & 14 inch sizes at prices from 19/-d to 60/-d (this included a lightweight version).