I was given a Qualcast Model X a couple of years ago. I used it for the small patch of grass with have behind the house for a while, but it is definitely not handy enough to keep using it (although I love the idea ofusing a 70-year-old mower as a regular mower, not just safekeeping it in a garage).
I have now decided to part from the old lady. Now, if I want to have a chance to sell it, I need as much info as possible about the machine. I searched this web site and the internet thouroughly but I just could not find this specific model anywhere !
It is a yellow (yes, yellow !) Qualcast handmower that looks like a B1 model to me, yet this is not what is cast on sthe wheel. It reads MODEL X something (the character following the X is difficult to decipher... loors like a θ or maybe an Ø).
See the pictures to have a better idea.
Any idea of the year/period it was manufactured ? Do you reckon it was for export only (like the model Z here : https://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/forum/qualcast-model-z) ? How much could I start advertising it, considering that it is a rare model with its original deflector plate and grassbox ?
Any info and advice are welcome.
PS: I am French and live in France (near Lille), so I would probably sell it to a local antique dealer, unless any of you visiting Lille or the Flanders would be interested in taking it back home ? :)