A local croquet enthusiast recently bought an Sloper engined Auto Certes from an eBay merchant and asked me to give it a good “ going over”. Actually quite a sound machine with no hidden nasties but what intrigues me is the fibre glass grass box . I’ve never seen any AC or Marquis of that era with a fibre glass box, but then boxes seldom accompanied machines to the workshop.
This box is no homemade lash up , well fitting and fairly substantial ; probably slightly heavier than a steel one. Has anyone who was / is in the trade come across one of these and was it a Ransomes option or from an after market supplier ?