I purchased a Ransomes Ace Mk1 with Grass box, the Grass deflector has a weight attached which is rather odd when compared to other models by Ransomes, I can tell you it is not a DIY add on.
The plaque was repainted lime green and red which rubbed off into dust particles, I removed this paint this morning to reveal the true colour underneath, well what was left of it.
The coat of arms graphic on the grass bucket is practically gone as you can see on the picture enclosed, I can get a reproduction from the auction site but the colouring of the Lion and Unicorn is not right as too the design of these beasts which is a shame.
It is a great find to add to my collection, I will not touch the lawn mower for the time being as I am between two other projects as and when the weather allows during this period of being furloughed again.
I have looked but can anyone give an accurate date of manufacture for this model please not the Mk2.
The only history I was given - the Ransomes Ace came with the house the former owner bought, the original owner was the greens keeper of a local cricket club, possibly the Norton club, Worcester, that is the only info I have.