Ransomes Pre-war 16"

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Jaimy The Belgian
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Ransomes Pre-war 16"

hello everyone

i have some questions about my ransomes lawn mower. i know absolutely nothing about the thing. 

so hope you are able to tell me more about it. 

for example what type it is, what year, where i can find parts lists, operation manuals,what fuel it runs on, oil? ...

all information is welcome

 

 

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Where is it?!!!!!

Where is it?!!!!!

Clive1997
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Hello Jaimy

Hello Jaimy

I have some info for you as per my email, also the oil cap you need, had a busy weekend, but will email you direct in next few days with more information, from the images I have I will be able to establish the exact date of the mower etc.

 

Regards

Clive

 

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Hello Clive

Hello Clive

how nice to see you here. 

Very grateful to you. But I had to post something on the forum or risk having my account deleted within a week so. I thought it would be nice to share my project with everyone here as well. 

I look forward to hearing from you on what treasures you have found

 

kind regards 

Jaimy 

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Something must have gone

Something must have gone wrong with the pictures, I’ll give it a look later today. 

Kind regards 

Jaimy 

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A bit like Belgian chocolates

A bit like Belgian chocolates - they disappear!

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I believe its a 16in Light

I believe its a 16in Light Motor mower with the Sturmey Archer 4 stroke engine, will date from the early to mid 1930's, but before 1937 when the design changed.

When new would have cost around £42.

As to oil, at the time Castrol XXL 40 Monograde oil would have been recommended & this is still available as used by owners of  pre-1950 vintage cars & motorcycles, Ebay usually has a few sellers.

As to fuel standard un-leaded petrol should be fine.

I should be able to establish a more accurate date from the serial number & will let you know in due course.

I have sourced some caps for you, I think it was the oil one you required, will email direct to see how we can get this to you.

Overall a good looking original mower & excellent grass box which are often missing or in a bad state.

Good to see a Pre 1940's mower on the forum.

Will be in touch

 

 

Jaimy The Belgian
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Hello wristpin

Hello wristpin

i’ve added the pictures again so you can see my beautiful machine. 

Feel free to comment, give advice or if you have them share parts manuals. 

Regards 

Jaimy

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That really is a nice machine

That really is a nice machine, original and unspoiled .

From your first post I assume that it is not a family heirloom, so do you know anything about it’s history / previous owners?

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That’s right I bought it from

That’s right I bought it from an elderly gentleman. He has a storage garage full of ransomes lawn mowers. And slowly is getting rid of like 80% of them

he bought it from an other gentleman but no further details