Following on from the thread about the Montamower I thought I'd offer up these. They're almost as useful as the Montamower but not quite. The Astor Grass Clipper was made by Flexa ( latterly Wilkinson Sword) in the 1950's. I wanted to find out why they were called Astor and the only reference I can find is that they were originally marketed by John Hansen, Astor House, Aldwych, London.These are a reciprocating-knife lawn edger. I found them hard to use and a painfully slow way to cut edges and bank grass. The handles are unbelievably short and for someone like me you end up with a dowagers stoop using them. In fairness the Wilkinson Sword Flexa mowers are quite good. I'm pleased to own the clippers as they are a real peculiarity.
Mon, 26/04/2021 - 20:18#1