Coldwell Improved Excelsior

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    clapper
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    Hi All
    New member here from Tasmania, Australia.

    I have aquired a Coldwell Improved Exceleior made late 1800s early 1900s, looking for any information that I can find. I will post pictures once I have resized them.

    Regards

    Ian

    #34561

    clapper
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    Hi all

    Please find attached photos of my Coldwell.

    Cheers

    Ian

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    alan
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    Hello Ian

    The only image I can find is of a 1905 advert. At the bottom is mentioned the Excelsior and Improved Excelsior. ‘The Excelsior was awarded first prize, Royal Horticultural Society, 1886; also first prize, Paris Int. Ex. 1889. Many additional advantages are included in the 1905 pattern of the Improved Excelsior’

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    #34581

    clapper
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    Hi Alan
    Thanks for that, so itlooks, like the name Inproved Excelsior was used on many different models. The model I have is small and defiantly a push mower and not a tow behind. The name Inproveed refers to to the cutting real being changed from 3 to 4 blades, this was to improve the cut on the softer UK lawn grasses.

    Cheers

    Ian

    #35189

    hdtrust
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    Hi Ian
    Just picked your thread up.Please think about what I’m going to say,You said the improved was adding a blade to the cutting cylinder,you are right there but not because of grasses here in the UK,When your machine is sat out in Tasmania!.They altered the blades for New Zealand,their grasses have the same characteristics as ours. Coldwell sent many,many machines to your part of the world,far more than here.The reason is there was a tie with Shanks of Arbroath Scotland.
    If you need anymore help with the Coldwell,you may email me direct,through this site
    Kind regards
    Andrew
    Archivist
    The Hall & Duck Trust

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