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hdtrust
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Topic: A Real Ride On!
    Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 1:45am
While the rest of you lot were enjoying the tractor show,we slipped by on the M5 heading SW with a real ride - on!
Our Northern long term store is now closed.This is a 1912 built Ransomes Patent 36 inch Motor Mower.See the radiator and header tank,its all copper!Powered by a Orwell 10HP single cylinder Engine built by Ransomes under license from Simms.The engine turns over and the whole mower is 99% complete.
This machine was part of a large collection of Mowers which Preston Agricultural College had inwhich David Halford was involved(Author of Old Lawn Mowers,Shire Albums) It was known effectionetly as 'Big Bertha'.The collection got split many years ago with half going to a National Trust Collection in Cornwall.We now own the other half.I'm most amused today!
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Quote Trusty Bloke Replybullet Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 1:47am
 
Sounds like a result then, so what is the 1% you are missing ... ??
 
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 1:48am
The tool box! HaI'm most amused today!
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Quote lauber1 Replybullet Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 6:54am
Nothing finer than owning prewar equipment. Even with the 1% missing it looks to be able to work right out. Thanks for sharing the photo.
 
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Quote Hillsider Replybullet Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 9:13am
Originally posted by hdtrust

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Would that be a wooden box with the Ransomes scroll on the lid?
I have one that is not in bad condition (Lid is scuffed) but have no idea what it was originally fitted to, my dad used it as a tool box for as long as I can remember.

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 9:48am
Well, if it's got Ransomes on it I'm sure HDTrust will have a mower to fit it! It could be off another piece of agricultural equipment...
6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
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Quote hdtrust Replybullet Posted: 06 Mar 2012 at 11:49pm
Hi Ray,
It should be about 15" square with a flat lid hinged,although they do come in many sizes
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