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pmackellow
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Topic: Atco Lawn Edger
    Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 12:14pm
This came my way from a stationary engine collector at Alresford, what sort of date would this be ?

I haven't seen one with the engraved plate before...





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Quote steve.woollas Replybullet Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 6:51pm
Hello Paul,
    A great find, nice to see the earlier wooden handled version as apposed to the later tubular steel type.
Cast makers plate is great. Not sure re dates, I suspect HD Trust will be able to advise--Steve
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 6:52pm
Thanks steve, I will wait for the birthday boy to advise, providing he has not been on the falling down water, hic !!
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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 8:59pm
Saw one like it at Enstone and it was quite a few out of my league......
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 05 Sep 2011 at 10:20pm
Well the sale of a certain Tarpen drive funded this one...
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 06 Sep 2011 at 1:30am
Birthday Boy here plus 1.5 hours!
Nice Atco edger,though the flower guard is missing,should look like a half round trough that sits on the blade side.This edger dates from 1932 to 1940.Ever tried using one!they are crap!!!! Your far better off with a pair of long handled shears.
There are alot of different makers versions,I'll find some photos out
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Quote clive1997 Replybullet Posted: 19 Oct 2013 at 7:09pm
Just spotted the image of your edger whilst doing some research, they were in fact available earlier, I have them pictured in a 1927 Atco catalogue. As regards the curved metal piece, I think you will find this is what the revolving blade cuts against ie like a mower bottom blade.
I do have one & a bit unsure about the reference to a flower guard!!!!
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