• During the late 1960’s a hugely successful Danish manufacturer by the full name of Ginge-Raadvad was launching their range of lawn mowers and garden tools into the UK market. Marketed as Ginge (pronounced Ging-ha) […]

  • Webb Lawnmowers LTD, Tame Road, Witton, Birmingham were retailing the edger in 1973.

  • I would assume it’s home made.

    Having looked through hundreds of Ransomes images over the years I’ve not seen one depicted anywhere like this one.

  • Forget about garden tractors, rotavators, mowers and more, for the humble secateurs have appeared in more intriguing articles and news reports than any other tool or machine. From being the source of a riot, to an […]

  • From research the company of Martin Markham was formed in 1952 from the two companies of Markham Traction LTD and Martin Cultivator Company.

    I have a 1947 advert for a Markham Traction trailer and also a 1958 advert for a Martin Markham trailer, so an advert before the merger and one after the companies merger. Both appear to be different…[Read more]

  • I have been collecting some sprayer demonstration images for a few months now, and for a bit of light-hearted fun, these images show the marvelous ingenuity and brave stupidity of some of the sprayers and dusters […]

  • We do indeed have to admire Westwood for creating their tractors from scratch and making it a success – there’s still loads of the older machines about too.

    Westwood made some interesting tractor mounted implements including the Rotodynamic Cultivator. I have never seen one but think it’d be fun to try it out!…[Read more]

  • Nice to see that you are collecting Westwoods.

    Like most machines Westwood tractors differ in specification through production. Westwood made all their tractors in their own factory and as such had the freedom to do what they wanted when they wanted. I’m sure there are a few obscure Westwoods lurking about!

    Westwood made nearly everything ‘in…[Read more]

  • alan posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: nigelr posted an update How do I start a new forum question? View

    Hi, Click on the Forum tab at the top of this page. Then click the topic area to post in, General Talk and Discussion is a good place, at the bottom of the list of topics already posted there is an area that can be filled in with Title etc and your text, then click the SUBMIT button in the bottom right corner.

  • Although this article is about trialing machinery on an Irish golf course, it is also a good example of engine powered machinery and mechanisation taking over from horses.In October 1922 A newspaper in Ireland pr […]

  • alan posted a new activity comment 3 months ago

    In reply to: slider posted an update Just new to this site and scene, I have 3 wrigleys. A tipper, a narrow body with stabilisers like the gallery photo of the southern railway machine and a slightly bigger machine just like […] View

    Wessex Industries introduced the 5 cwt capacity low loader Wrigley in 1948 – that’s according to the 70 Years of Garden Machinery book.

  • Hello,

    I had thought about a website guide only a few weeks ago. This is partly because there is quite a bit of information that new members may find of use or interest and it’s not obvious that it’s there – for instance directing them to the gallery pages or the machinery registers.

    I’ll sort a page that explains the forum too and how members…[Read more]

  • For Sale adverts in newspaper archives are awash with Atco’s in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s so surely there must still be some about?

    A few adverts attached for reference:


  • For Sale adverts in newspaper archives are awash with Atco’s in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s so surely there must still be some about?

    A few adverts attached for reference:

  • For Sale adverts in newspaper archives are awash with Atco’s in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s so there must still be some about?

    A few adverts attached for reference:

  • When searching machinery in any archives it becomes apparent that although machines were well-made and created to do a job, there was also a lot of thought behind the marketing too and creating machines that kept […]

  • It is indeed a Landmaster.

    There is a VHGMC article from last year that gives an idea of the small ride-on market in the UK in the 1960s and 70’s. It is easy to get some of the machines confused especially once the stickers or some of the tinwork has been removed as the workings can look very similar – and in some cases are from the same parts…[Read more]

  • I’ve done a bit of digging and here’s a little more about Emery. It’s a few random bits in case anyone ever needs to chase up info on Emery.

    A. J. Emery and Sons Ltd was a new company started in about July 1940 (image from 23rd July 1940 attached). Located at 7 Whitehall Road, Halesowen, it was to carry on the business of ‘general engineers,…[Read more]

  • There appears to be quite a few different Turfmaster models. I’ve had a look and sadly cannot find any mention of a model 25 PS.

    As far as I see the company changed hands in the 1980’s and it’s possible there might have been different model number changes then.

  • I’ve just looked up Emery in newspaper archives and info is a bit thin on the ground.

    They did have a 14″ Universal Rotary Cultivator at Chelsea Flower Show in 1951. Apparently it was described as having a 3hp engine and a low price and was ‘just the job’ for nursery and market-gardening work.

    A 1955 advert says that Loxhams of Lancaster were…[Read more]

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