— And Vintage Mowers. . .
— . . Sir,
What about vintage lawn mowers ? I own a 1926 Atco motormower (Parks model), with a 16-in, cutting cylinder, with nine blades. The engine is a two-stroke Villiers. The clutch is on a cross-shaft, and is in the form of a fabric Covered plate. Starting is by a separate handle that engages into the other end of the crossshaft. One item that clearly shows that the mower is completely original is the ” Senspray ” carburetter, which of course was also manufactured by Charles H. Pugh. This piece of fuel-mixing machinery works excellently, but must have a good head of petrol.
The design is typically perpendicular,” like most vintage vehicles, the fuel tank being above the sparking plug. I was given this weighty piece of iron by a very generous next-door neighbour (when at Surrey), and after a complete rebuild it was as good as new; the only replacement part DaS been a new petrol pipe.
Paignton. ‘DAVID GRIFFIN (18). [Any more—trams or mowers ? Incidentally, following reference to ancient cameras, we have received a fine picture of Nuvolari in an Auto-Union at Donington taken with a 9 x 12 Cm. Minimum Palmos.—En.1 •