Suffolk Viceroy MKII

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Suffolk Viceroy MKII

I was given a Suffolk Viceroy MKII a couple of months ago which looked tired and well used, it did not take long for me to make the decision to do a full restoration purely for my own gratification.

It was my first attempt and pleased with the end result.

Unfortunately these are the only pictures not lost to my broken phone.

I have since bought two other models which are currently undergoing the same restoration.

Suffolk Viceroy MKII Original condition

Lee Smallwood
Excellent, did you buy other

Excellent, did you buy other models made by Suffolk iron foundry or from other manufacturers?


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I have three other Suffolk

I have three other Suffolk Viceroy Lawnmowers,

EJ / Model II / Model II "D".

Suffolk Viceroy EJ. restored, I am not entirely sure but I think this was the first in the series,  no idea what the initials stand for. The green paint used for this mower is brighter than I realised, takes getting use to.  

Suffolk Viceroy Model II, Painted, currently looking for parts to complete.

Recently bought the Model II, "D"  No plans to paint at this time.

I have yet to find but not in a rush to complete the series the "De-Luxe" (Similar to the model D) 

From start to finish it has been an enjoyable learning curve which was not without a few problems along the way.

Bought today an attractive Qualcast side wheel from a well known on-line auction site. need to make arrangements to collect.

With exception to the De-Luxe, I have no plans to buy any more, to be honest, I never meant to start a collection, the simplicity in the design of these Side Wheel Lawnmowers in my opinion makes it far too easy to become addicted to buying and restoring. 

Unfortunately there is not a strong enough market to sell completed projects back onto the main steam and I certainly don't have the space to make it a hobby.

I will keep my mini collection of Viceroys, plus one Qualcast side wheel just because I really like them.      


J. Sutherland