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1942 Montamower. Anyone ever see this?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yacht, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. yacht

    yacht LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    My father-in-law and I were in the process of remodeling one of his apartments when we came across an interesting advertisement. Upon cutting through and tearing out the last wall we found an advertisment for a "Montamower" dated February 1942. The advertisement exploits the fact that "Due to the war our national defense program has made it increasingly difficult to obtain the metals necessary for the building of any lawn mower, and no lawn mower manufacturer can get a priority on steel...it is only a question of time when lawn mowers of all types will be scarce and high priced"

    Thought it was kinda cool to see this. Anyone ever see one of these in real life???

  2. yacht

    yacht LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    Here's a shot of the front showing the date.

  3. broken leg

    broken leg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 285

    To much work I need motor and a seat. I never looked good mowing in a dress.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Olderthandirt has one in his inventory. j/k.
  5. yacht

    yacht LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    I agree about the seat and motor thing.

    How long did you mow in a dress before you decided you didn't look good?! Was it the dress or maybe just try another color?? Ha!! :)

    I did a search and there's been no mention of this mower on this site. Just thought I'd see if anyone heard of it.
  6. bigcountry

    bigcountry LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Yes, I have a Montmower. I have had it for about fifty years, and did not know what it was.
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    I have one and it does work.
    You can only mow with it when you are taking about 1/2 inch of grass off though.
    I will post a pic later.

  8. op4_camper

    op4_camper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    yep. At a farm show I go to every year. There is this one guy who brings like 30 push reel mowers. He has one.
  10. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    How do you adjust the height????

    That would look painful to ride on.....

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