It seems to me that the Cub does not turn up quite as much as it should. Lions and Leo's crop up more readily and yet the Cub, which was introduced in the early1930's and still being advertised in the early 1950's, might be considered the ' entry-level ' machine. It was noticeably cheaper than the other two and very competitively priced compared to most of it's rivals. Available in 10"/12"/14" cutting widths, throw plate and grassbox of course extra ( 9/- late 1930's )
I have just got round to ' doing ' this slightly later improved version - the High Wheel, which also features a lipped bottom blade and adjustable cutting cylinder bearings. This is a 10" and the first thing you notice is how heavy it is, even in basic form. It's also got the added bonus of the retailers plate on the handle.
I'm a bit suspicious of this handle cross-piece. the fixing is original but it is clearly a different wood and the design is at odds with contemporary illustrations.
Another oddity for me is the fixing of the roller using two pins which go right through from one side to the other. On other machines the stub axles just screw into the ends of the roller and have no additional fixing ?