We were visiting a friend. They are managing an accommodation property out near Murawai. There was lots of old rusty agricultural hardware littered around the place. One that caught my eye was an old mower – it had a similar (albeit wider) helical reel as the one I used for the base of a lamp.
Anyhow. Nice to know where it probably came from, right? The “Cleveland” was an iconic push mower by Masport. They had a couple of different models, if you look on the Masport 100-year anniversary website. Images below are courtesy of that website. Aside from making a case for reel mowers as the “Rolls Royce” (piggy-backing another company’s history – is that allowed?) of mowers, there is a good case put forward for the reintroduction of a more innocent use of quotation marks, I reckon. Ha ha! Bring back the Quotation mark: Coca “Cola”, Google “Search”. Hum?