I'm new to the club / forum and I look forward to being involved.
Where lawn mowers are concerned, my particular interest is in Atco, from the 1950s to 1970s. My parents had an Atco when I was a child and from about 11 years old it was my job to mow the lawns, something that I always enjoyed. A family friend had an Oxford Allen scythe, and I also have fond memories of using that in my early teens to keep his meadow tidy. I imagine he felt that I was safer behind it than in front! It would probably have social services screaming today.
I've just purchased an Atco 17" that isn't running and so I'm aiming to restore it. I have an interest in classic cars too, owning a 1960s TR, so I like to do a bit of basic maintenance. I thought a mower might be an easy way into working on the more complex parts of an engine, but the more I read on the subject, the more I think that that might be wishful thinking, so I suspect I'm going to need some help and I'm hoping that I might find it here.
I've had a look around on the forum and can see that there is a lot of useful information. It could be that I've missed it, but is there a list of all the Atco models made in the '50s, '60s and '70s? I suspect I'll buy a few more Atco mowers, so such a list might help me with that.
I'm collecting my recent purchase later this week. The seller said it's a "B17", but I'm not sure it is. I've attached a photo. I believe there was a B17 Deluxe, but I think that was a later model than what I've purchased. One other thing I'm not sure about is if there's an easy way to tell if it is two stroke or four.
Best wishes, Darren