1866 ad: Shanks' Patent Lawn Mowers for 1866

. Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Botanical Magazine Advertiser. Shanks' Patent Lawn Mowers for 1866. Patronized on Five separate occasions during the season of 1864 by her majesty the queen and once by his majesty the king of Saxony; Again on four separate occasions during the season of 1865 by her majesty the queen; once by his majesty the king of Holland; an once by his majesty the King of Prussia. Horse Machine. Pony Machine. Hand Machine. Alexander Shanks & Son, in presenting their lawn mowers for the spreading season, are gratified to be able to state that the demand for their celebrated machines is rapidly increasing. A.S. & Son in introducing Improvements into their machines have been careful that no improvement be introduced which has merely novelty to recommend it, but that the advantages in point of durability and simplicity of construction which have always been a peculiarity of their machines, should still remain. A.S. & Son can confidently assure their numerous friends and customers and the public generally that their endeavour will always be to supply a machine, first-class in every way, one which cannot be surpass if even equalled, whether for simplicity of construction, ease in working, or durability. None but the best materials and skilled workmen are employed in the manufacture of their machines. Prices -- including carriage to most of the principal railway stations and shipping ports in the Kingdom.Alexander Shanks & Son, 27, Leadenhall Street, London. Manufactory, Dens Ironworks, Arbroath.  A.S. and Son keep a stock of lawn mowers at 27, Leadenhall Street, London, from which orders can be at once executed. They also have at their Lodon Warehouse a staff of experienced workmen thoroughly acquainted with all the details of these machines so that they are enabled to repair lawn mowers in London as well as at the Manufactory.

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