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  • #31742

    brian-penfold
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    I have a 7in cast iron lawnmower wheel that I dug up in a garden and I am trying to identify it, it has the name of “Guildford” in large letters on the outside of it but no other marking at all. looks like it is from a push mower as it has the grooves on the inside that a pinion gear would run on, any ideas?

    #31762

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Could be; if you could post a photograph it might help with identification.

    #31763

    brian-penfold
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    charlie
    Keymaster

    As you say it does look like a mower wheel. Is Guildford the model or where it was made? It might be worth sending details and a photo to Alan for inclusion in The Cultivator.

    #31766

    alan
    Participant

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Dennis mowers are from Guildford. If it was Dennis then it would be more than likely from a gang mower – but surely Dennis would’ve put Dennis on there?

    It could be a casting for a more general machine that carried numerous retailers names. Then again I could be wrong!

    Any members near Guildford have any thoughts on this?

    #31767

    wristpin
    Participant

    Dennis did come from Guildford and they did make a set of mini gangs that were known as Guildford gangs – as in Premier and Paragon cylinder mowers etc. That said, if it is from a gang I would expect it to have a rubber tyre. I think that you could well be correct in thinking that it is the remains of a small side-wheel push mower that was made for a specific retailer – as was the practice of the day.

    #31769

    brian-penfold
    Participant

    Thanks everybody, I found the wheel under a Hydrangea bush where I was working it had been buried there to keep the flowers blue! I will try to the Cultivator to see if any other members have any ideas.

    #31785

    charlie
    Keymaster

    Drummond also came from Guildford. It is strange that the wheel only has Guildford cast into it, suggesting it is the model name rather the makers name.

    #31788

    brian-penfold
    Participant

    There doesn’t seem to be any markings on the inside either, where you might expect to find a makers mark, bit of a mystery.

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