What is it?
Every now and again we come across a machine or a hand tool that we can’t quite place. We know we’ve seen something like it but it’s not quite the same in some way.
This section is intended as an identification tool for the club so that machinery can be identified conclusively. Manufacturers always had slight variations in their catalogues as their products were improved, or, more frequently, the machinery was improved but the catalogues were not updated. Some manufacturers even sold their products to other companies and changed the badges to suit, so that you may get the same machine in a variety of different colours and names.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless and there is no one person who can claim to know it all. This is where you, the club member, come in. Every member of our club has a specialist knowledge of his particular field and so, collectively, we should be able to identify just about anything concerning our field of preservation.
If you have a photo or a scan of an advertisement you can send it to us for inclusion in this section; just click on the link below to send us a jpeg of the item, and then it’s over to the membership!
Click here to send a jpeg to Admin
This is a grass cutter that has been intriguing Alan Newbould for some time. Is it a contraption that was straight out of Heath Robinson or is it something that was actually manufactured?
If grass cutters aren’t quite your thing, how about this from Robert Paige? We know it’s a Farmer’s Boy, but can you tell Robert what model it is?
Helen Redmond has just sent this one in. She doesn’t know what it is and has just been bought from a reclamation yard, but what I can say is that when you enlarge it the maker’s plate says “Geo. Monro”. One for Charlie, perchance………?