BENTS CUTTER

An early 20th century bents cutter, made by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies. This was a similar to a very large side-wheel machine with a large diameter cutting cylinder and scythe-like blades for dealing with rushes and long coarse grasses (known as "bents"). Described as 'new' in 1906 this was being offered in one cutting width (24 inches) at £3.0.0.  By 1924, and improved version with a front runner for height adjustment was available alongside the orginal model.