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88/711 'Austral-Villiers' cylinder lawn mower, Model 2M14, serial No.449, motorised, steel/aluminum/wood, with a Villiers 98 cc 2 stroke engine, made by Condeco Pty Ltd, 909 High Street, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, 1955. Click to enlarge.

Austral-Villiers lawnmower

Made
'Austral-Villiers' cylinder lawn mower, Model 2M14, serial No.449, motorised, steel/aluminum/wood, with a Villiers 98 cc 2 stroke engine, made by Condeco Pty Ltd, 909 High Street, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, 1955

Red painted steel frame lawnmower with green painted grass catcher; 14" self propelled cylinder motor, powered by a Villiers 98cc 2 stroke engine, fitted with kick starter.

Summary

Object No.

88/711

Object Statement

'Austral-Villiers' cylinder lawn mower, Model 2M14, serial No.449, motorised, steel/aluminum/wood, with a Villiers 98 cc 2 stroke engine, made by Condeco Pty Ltd, 909 High Street, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, 1955

Physical Description

'Austral-Villiers' cylinder lawn mower, Model 2M14, serial No.449, motorised, steel/aluminum/wood, with a Villiers 98 cc 2 stroke engine, made by Condeco Pty Ltd, 909 High Street, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, 1955

Red painted steel frame lawnmower with green painted grass catcher; 14" self propelled cylinder motor, powered by a Villiers 98cc 2 stroke engine, fitted with kick starter.

Dimensions

Height

900 mm

Width

1260 mm

Depth

520 mm

Production

Notes

Australian manufactured lawnmower (to British design patent) typical of post World War II industry

History

Notes

Has been repainted some time during its working life

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Northmead Mowers, 1988

Acquisition Date

26 September 1988

Cite this Object

Harvard

Austral-Villiers lawnmower 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 September 2020, <https://ma.as/87203>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/87203 |title=Austral-Villiers lawnmower |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 September 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Collection Gallery 5 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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