The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that the MAAS website contains a range of Indigenous Cultural Material. This includes artworks, artifacts, images and recordings of people who may have passed away, and other objects which may be culturally sensitive.
H9996 'Ivanhoe' roller push lawn mower, timber/steel, made by Alexander Shanks & Son Ltd, Dens Iron Works, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, 1927-1935. Click to enlarge.

Ivanhoe lawnmower

Made in England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1890.

‘Ivanhoe’ roller push lawn mower, timber/steel, made by Alexander Shanks & Son Ltd, Dens Iron Works, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, 1927-1935

Summary

Object No.

H9996

Object Statement

'Ivanhoe' roller push lawn mower, timber/steel, made by Alexander Shanks & Son Ltd, Dens Iron Works, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, 1927-1935

Physical Description

'Ivanhoe' roller push lawn mower, timber/steel, made by Alexander Shanks & Son Ltd, Dens Iron Works, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, 1927-1935

Production

Notes

Alexader Shanks & Son was established by Alexander Shanks (1801-1845) who patented the first practical lawn mower, a horse-drawn mowing and rolling machine for lawns. After Shanks early death in 1845 the firm was later continued by his son James. By 1888 the firm were selling a large variety of stationary and marine engines, pumps and boilers. It traded as Alexander Shanks & Son Ltd by 1894 by which time the firm were making gas engines and holt bulb oil engines were being made by 1909. It was acquired by Giddings & Lewis-Frazer in 1968.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr R Child, 1983

Acquisition Date

7 September 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

Ivanhoe lawnmower 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 June 2019, <https://ma.as/259463>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/259463 |title=Ivanhoe lawnmower |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=17 June 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Store 5 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

Incomplete

This object record is currently incomplete. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.

Know more about this object?

TELL US

Have a question about this object?

ASK US