Motorised Scythe [Allen Oxford]

John Allen and Sons, Manufacturer

1935-1973
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Maker and Role
John Allen and Sons, Manufacturer
Production Date
1935-1973
Description
Large motorised scythe with Villiers petrol engine. Painted green. Two long handles, left has throttle, right has brake lever. Two large wheels with pneumatic tyres. Blades and teeth at front. "ALLEN / OXFORD" embossed on wheel rims. "Villiers" impressed on engine casing. Maker's plate on top of engine "PATENT NOS [...] / MACHINE NO. / 81370 F / QUOTE THIS NO WHEN ORDERING SPARES / JOHN ALLEN & SONS (OXFORD LTD) / COWLEY OXFORD." Large maker's plate on rear of engine casing "VILLIERS PETROL ENGINE / No 187A19257 / 25".
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type
PATENT NOS [...] / MACHINE NO. / 81370 F / QUOTE THIS NO WHEN ORDERING SPARES / JOHN ALLEN & SONS (OXFORD LTD) / COWLEY OXFORD. Maker's Plate
VILLIERS PETROL ENGINE / No 187A19257 / 25. Maker's Plate
Accession No
1981.6
Credit Line
John Allen and Sons. 1935-1973. Motorised Scythe [Allen Oxford], 1981.6. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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