Can you still buy cylinder mowers?

Now that I have a lawn, I'd like to keep it neat and tidy. My old man used to have a push along cylinder mower with a heavy roller at the back which allowed you to get that 'lawn' look.
The only mowers like that I can find these days have a petrol engine on top!
The only push along mowers I can find just have the cylinder blades with no roller.
Any ideas where I might find an original lawn mower?
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asked my relations about this, they own a mower shop. try a museum they said. not sure if they were just winding me up. tried everywhere for you in the north west, with no luck. my advice, try a museum :o) or wait for my neighbour to croak it, he has one. infact I might ask him for it as he now gets the local gardener to do his grass.
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I suspect you are correct.
I went to 'Toad Hall' down here near Henley. They have a lawn mower specialist with some very expensive stuff on show.
The only push along was an antique miniature lawn mower that probably dated back to the early 1900's! A work of art in cast iron though!
I'm sure that as it's something I actually want I'll never find one at a junk shop or car boot. Once I give up and buy one with wheels on the sides, I'll probably dig several up in the garden.
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Richard Markham wrote:

Any lawnmower repair shop that refirbs and does secondhand will have a zillion.
Also Ebay.
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On 10/02/2004 Richard Markham opined:-

Only a car boot now propably.
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You're writing shit again.
Stop posting, subscribing, being the victim of Trolls. If you are subscribed to a particular Troll, this breaks the rules of usenet.
This is similar to The Crosspost Troll but not everyone is intensely disliked by others. Coordinated action can often help.

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The Lord alerted my mind to the presence of this EVIL article by Harry Bloomfield, and I thusly replied:

Try that again in English, pissface.
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Here are 3 of them:-
http://www.mowers-online.co.uk/itmidx12.htm
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Neil Jones wrote:

None of those look like they have the roller though...
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I thought that too, but the specifications say
"50mm synthetic roller" "50 mm synthetic roller" and "Roller"
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Neil Jones wrote:

Not quite in the same league as the 200mm+ solid steel/steel & concrete rollers that you got on the original beasties though.
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Maybe not, but I'd have thought these smaller ones would still give reasonable stripes without overly compacting the soil, which could cause its own problems.
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Neil Jones wrote:

Yup could be...
(Having said that - I think my lawn could do with some compaction to get rid of the lumps!)
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You're better off cutting an H shape in the turf over the lump, folding back the turves and removing enough soil to level the lawn.
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John Rumm wrote:

The thing is that these types of mowers are now considered 'professional'
Everbody else has a bloomin rotary.
They are available tho.
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John Rumm wrote:

These have though, http://www.mowers-online.co.uk/itmidx4.htm
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Hi,
Just spoke with the Lawnmower shop I used to work at. No, they don't know of anyone who still makes them but they do get folk asking if they can make use of them. Best ask your local mower place if they can keep the next one they get for you (make sure you get the grassbox). An ad in your local paper will also be a good plan - there are millions of them rusting in the back of garages.
Failing that, Qualcast make a half decent electric cylinder with big roller (which has a scarifier attachment too)
http://www.qualcast.co.uk/cylinder/classicelectric30.html
Your local mower shop should have them.
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> Now that I have a lawn, I'd like to keep it neat and tidy. My old man > used to have a push along cylinder mower with a heavy roller at the back > which allowed you to get that 'lawn' look. > > The only mowers like that I can find these days have a petrol engine on > top! > > The only push along mowers I can find just have the cylinder blades with > no roller. > > Any ideas where I might find an original lawn mower? > -- > Richard Markham
Richard,
I have on old one lurking in one of my garages, available for a "song". Best of both words - petrol powered with cast roller- gives lovely stripes. Probably only worth considering if your in my area (Nantwich - Cheshire)
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Cheers for the offer Pete,
Alas I'm way down south!
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Look in your local paper's small ads.

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