Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers
During this Septembers "Heritage Open Days" we visited Powis Castle.
Beautifully maintained gardens and lawns. Inside the Orangery is housed a 1920's ATCO Motor Mower.
Looks like there is a photo of it in use half hidden behind it; was there any history displayed with it, maybe it has spent all its life there?
Yes, The blown up photograph and very brief accompanying text stated that an "Atco like this one" was once used to cut the narrow strips of grass on the terraces at Powis Castle. The photo I took of that photo didn't come out.
Later that day we went down the road to Chirk Castle, there was also a black and white photograph of a "square tank" 1920's Dennis Motor Mower, but no mower now. ( unless its in a shed! )
Talking of Atco Motor Mowers of the 1920's.......
Here is a recent picture I took at the Old Lawnmower Club Stand at the Malvern Autumn Garden.
Among the interesting collection of member's mowers, We can see Keith Wootton's Pre-1928 "H" section Atco.
Which was featured in the Farm & Horticultural Equipment Collector Magazine, No,70 in September/October 2003.
A magazine sadly missed by everybody.