BROTT flail-type lawnmower


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BROTT flail type lawnmower, American design built in UK under licence, 1972

This was an American design, built in the UK under licence. It is a powered lawnmower with the operator riding on the seat at the front. The grass cuttings are collected in a sack at the back. It is from a very large collection of lawnmowers brought together by an individual family. A selection was acquired by the Science Museum to illustrate a number of stories relating to the history of grass-cutting, including the technology, the social context and sporting associations.


Agricultural Engineering
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lawnmower and lawnmower and
Colin, Mark & Simon Cope, Hildensborough, Kent

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