I blame my father
he stated that years ago he had disposed of an old Ransom Ajax
push mower and now wished he had kept it as it really kept the
lawn neat and tidy and was better than the other mowers he has.
I then went home
and trawled the web only to find that they have been out of production
since 1972. So I thought e-bay was worth a look and I came across
one that was in good condition. My bid was successful and after
a little trip to Woking (120 miles round trip) to collect it,
I surprised my father with a replacement mower. To say he was
over the moon was an understatement !.
It was whilst
browsing the listings that I came across the motor mower on the
left, and it was only in the next town. I placed my bid and won
the auction - £5.51 !!
It was advertised
as "untested" and on collection was pleased to find
that the motor turned over and the blades had movement in them.
The next day was spent cleaning (the image left was taken before
I cleaned it up) and lubricating the machine. However I couldn't
a spark at first, but after a new plug and some intensive cleaning
of the points she fired up a treat :-)
Now my lawns
look better than ever and for a total investment of less than
a tenner !