Antique Lawn Mowers

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Gene from Griffin's Lawn care emailed me and asked if I could put up a picture of 2 old completely restored gas powered mowers on my website. I have them uploaded now with the specs. and a thumbnail picture to see a bigger one. This is at the bottom of my equipment page if anyone is interested in seeing the picture. I have written Gene to see if he knows any more information on these or if any of you have have any info on them, please post it, like when these things were built. They had to be built prior to World War 2. To see them click on my signiture to get to my website.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

GroundKprs

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
South Bend, IN
Eric, got to &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.crocker.com/~jricci&quot;&gt;Jim Ricci's Site&lt;/a&gt; and look around. Maybe you'll want to try one of his &quot;Clippers.&quot; ;)<br>----------<br>Jim<br>North central Indiana<p><p><p><p><br>
 

gene gls

LawnSite Gold Member
Eric: The old mowers look good on your site.They were built around 1925 and do NOT run on gas, but run on kerosine. I'll check with the owner to see what else they will run on.The engins are called: Hit + Miss Engins.
 

fdew

LawnSite Member
Location
Upstate NY
There is a lot of intrest in these old mowers, I have seen them at Stationary engine shows. A popular web site is The British lawn mower museum check out the Ransome at<br>http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/gf86/prod13.htm<p>Me, I collect old light plants.<br>http://home.eznet.net/~fdew/<br>Frank
 

Lazer

LawnSite Bronze Member
I wonder if those old mowers would be faster than the 150hp Jet Powered Dixie in the picture above.
 
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Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Thanks for the correction Gene. I meant to say, engine powered mower which was rare back then. I have seen some that was pulled by a horse too, I guess that would be a 1 HP mower. :)<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Greenville, NC
Neato mowers Eric. I also have an old Dunlap rotary mower with a &quot;The Clinton&quot; horizontal shaft engine on it. It drives the blade via a belt that twists 90 degrees. The deck is made of aluminum. The discharge chute is in the back of the mower making it extremely hazardous to operate. It is obviously a first generation rotary mower. Since it is made of aluminum it is probably pre-WWII as there was very little made of aluminum during the war.
 
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Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Richard, you can tell yours was made before they put all the saftey stuff on. I know some of the old ones were very dangerous.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

gene gls

LawnSite Gold Member
Eric: I misunderstood the owner of the old mowers. The mowers do run on gas. It's his bigger engins that run on kerosine.<p>The mower on the left in the picture is a 1HP and the other is a 1 1/2HP.
 
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Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
Thanks Gene for the additional info. I saw those engines at the yearly threshing bee they have around here. They fire and then turn a few revolutions and then fire again.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

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