During the summer we made a Pilgrimage to Pembrokeshire; not merely for its high concentration of medieval castles, ancient churches or the unspoilt coastline: but to see "The Lumsden Collection."
The Collection is housed in a small corner of the former estate buildings; Nevertheless, in this one room are some rare and historic Lawn mowers worthy of close inspection.
The largest Motor Mower in the Collection: a 1922 Greens Motor Mower, with Dorman of Stafford Engine,
The design of this Four cylinder water cooled machine, in my opinion is a design precursor to the latterly built R.K. Allett of Stamford Mowers, with their transverse mounted unitary automotive type engine and gearbox configuration.
A "Shanks" Pony Mower; The Museum states it to date to c.1875.
A Greens Mower of slightly later date, I forgot to record the data.
Perhaps OLC members might know the exact details of these machines.