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97/5/5 Lawnmower, rotary 2 stroke petrol, 'Victa Mustang 18' 5 millionth Victa, metal / plastic / rubber, designed and made by Victa Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1989. Click to enlarge.

Victa Mustang 18 lawnmower

Made
White painted pressed steel base with four plastic tyres on four plastic wheels on two concealed axles. Vertically mounted two-stroke petrol engine and petrol tank are covered at the top by a white plastic cowl with a black petrol cap and reaction 'zip' starter handle. The top of the cowl has a decal with Mustang 18 on it. The front of the metal base has the word Victa in red. A black corrugated plastic snorkel runs from the cowl up the folding tubular metal handle to the accelerator lever. At …

Summary

Object No.

97/5/5

Object Statement

Lawnmower, rotary 2 stroke petrol, 'Victa Mustang 18' 5 millionth Victa, metal / plastic / rubber, designed and made by Victa Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1989

Physical Description

White painted pressed steel base with four plastic tyres on four plastic wheels on two concealed axles. Vertically mounted two-stroke petrol engine and petrol tank are covered at the top by a white plastic cowl with a black petrol cap and reaction 'zip' starter handle. The top of the cowl has a decal with Mustang 18 on it. The front of the metal base has the word Victa in red. A black corrugated plastic snorkel runs from the cowl up the folding tubular metal handle to the accelerator lever. At the top of the handle is a fixed brass plaque enscribed: 'Victa, 5,000,000 lawn mower manufactured in the presence of the NSW Premier Hon Nick Greiner'.

Dimensions

Height

1100 mm

Width

530 mm

Depth

1300 mm

Production

Notes

Designed by Victa.

Made by Victa in Sydney in the presence of the NSW premier, marking the 5 millionth Victa lawnmower to be made.

History

Notes

The mower was used by Victa in displays and promotions and retained by Victa until donated to the Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Victa Pty Ltd, 1997

Acquisition Date

20 January 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Victa Mustang 18 lawnmower 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 3 December 2021, <https://ma.as/158742>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/158742 |title=Victa Mustang 18 lawnmower |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=3 December 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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