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Posted February 02, 2012 - 10:25 AM

:wave: Here is another ad I found. This one is OLD!!!

It is a 1873 lawnmower made by the Lawn-Mower Company, Colt's Armory, Hartford, Connecticut.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 10:33 AM

Look how a gentleman dressed to mow his grass then. Now its flip flops, jean shorts, no shirt, and can of Milwaukee's Best.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 10:59 AM

That looks like a lot of lawn to do with a reel mower. LOL

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 11:16 AM

That's a cool looking picture.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Another cool ad. Yes, that one is really old.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 08:47 PM

It appears not to have wheels, but instead skis. That would be some hard pushing in my book.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:52 PM

Thanks Tim that is interesting.

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Posted February 02, 2012 - 10:37 PM

It appears not to have wheels, but instead skis. That would be some hard pushing in my book.


I see what you mean, but if it doesn't have wheels, what powers it?

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 07:32 AM

I believe the skis are just to keep the reel and bedknife off the ground to set the height of cut, many of the newer models use a full width small front or rear roller to do this. There appears to be a large drum behind the reel that would be used to spin the reel.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Look how a gentleman dressed to mow his grass then.


That's how Oliver Wendell Douglas would mow his yard! But then he was a replanted city guy! (no insult intended towards city guys, lol) I loved "Green Acres", and still watch it whenever I can! And that mower........I'm glad it IS part of history!




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