COMET

Introduced by Shanks in 1936,  this was the company's entry to the fiercely competed 12-inch cheap roller mower market led by the Qualcast Panther.  It was priced at £3-3-0d, but this had increased to £3-7-6d by 1939.  After WW2, the Comet was revived as the 'Silver Comet', with alloy sides, but unlike the Ransomes Ajax, this was not a success.