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Equipment on sale in…..1964

November 6, 2016 in Articles

machinery-for-sale-1964To set the scene and waken some memories 1964 was a notable year as it was when BBC2 started broadcasting, Daihatsu began importing cars into the UK (the first Japanese manufacturer to do so), Donald Campbell was setting world speed records in Australia and the Mini Moke a fun vehicle for the era and built by BMC in Longbridge hit UK roads. 

We’ve also chosen 1964 as there’s a vast range of adverts from that time when horticultural machinery was progressing and developing. From the ever-popular Merry Tiller, the Auto Culto, Bolens Husky and Spraygen to more unusual machines like the Remington ‘Speed Till’ and the Pulvo lawn aerator. 

The 1964 image, above right corner, shows an array of machinery with an unsure customer potentially dithering over buying a lawnmower, the pros, the cons, a wise and worthwhile investment in choosing the right machine and a million miles away from some of the short-lived (nay disposable) machinery of today.

Incidentally, can anyone identify the mower the salesman is trying to sell? 

These following adverts are all from 1964 and shows a small selection of equipment available from secateurs to ride on mowers and each of them vying for the customers attention.

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Bolens Husky 600, 800, Estate Keeper advert. Mini Tractors, Chew Magna, Bristol.

Bolens Husky 600, 800, Estate Keeper advert. Mini Tractors, Chew Magna, Bristol.

Secateurs and Shears from Greensleeves, E.P.Barrus LTD and C.K in 1964 with prices.

Secateurs and Shears from Greensleeves, E.P.Barrus LTD and C.K in 1964 with prices.

Mayfield Tractor 1964. Mayfield Engineering (Croydon) Ltd, Littlehampton,. Sussex.

Mayfield Tractor 1964. Mayfield Engineering (Croydon) Ltd, Littlehampton,. Sussex.

Gardenmaster Limited, Planet JR Drills and Tarpen Hoe in 1964

Gardenmaster Limited, Planet JR Drills and Tarpen Hoe in 1964

Pulvo Lawn Aerator by Lloyd & Partners London. Spraygen No 210 Sprayer, R. Harris LTD Birmingham in 1964

Pulvo Lawn Aerator by Lloyd & Partners London. Spraygen No 210 Sprayer, R. Harris LTD Birmingham in 1964

Qualcast Rotacut MKV and Suffolk Corporation mower. Sunnyhill Avenue, Derby. 1964

Qualcast Rotacut MKV and Suffolk Corporation mower. Sunnyhill Avenue, Derby. 1964

Quillot Fertilizer Spreader, from Quillot Limited, Telworth, Surbiton, Surrey. and Sisis lawn equipment from W.Hargreaves & Co. LTD, Macclesfield Cheshire.

Quillot Fertilizer Spreader, from Quillot Limited, Telworth, Surbiton, Surrey. and Sisis lawn equipment from W.Hargreaves & Co. LTD, Macclesfield Cheshire.

Remington Speed Till 1964 UK Advert

Remington Speed Till 1964 UK Advert

Nash Boadicea Rotary Mower £25, and Ladybird Appliances LTD electric mowers 1964

Nash Boadicea Rotary Mower £25, and Ladybird Appliances LTD electric mowers 1964

Allen Scyhte advert and the Bqromox 'Nippy' from York Forge & Welding, Birmingham 1964

Allen Scythe advert and the Baromox ‘Nippy’ from York Forge & Welding, Birmingham 1964

Auto-Culto , De Montfort Road, Reading, Berkshire. And Wolseley Merry Tiller cultivator, £58-4-0 in 1964

Auto-Culto, De Montfort Road, Reading, Berkshire. And Wolseley Merry Tiller cultivator, £58-4-0 in 1964

 

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