Here's a close up
very early. 1910 style headlights and a square gasoline tank. The horn is 1910 style also. E&J side lights. Looks as if it has the straight rear axle. The hubs show that.
Yet, for some reason, this photo makes me wonder why the lawnmower wasn't invented first.
I may be wrong, but it looks like a Minnesota 1912-1913-1914 plate.
In those days if you had a lawn mower it was either four legged or a push reel type. The push reel type kept you in shape but it needed a fairly smooth lawn. Come to think of it my dad didn't buy a power mower till after I went in the service.
There are ways to mow a lawn that do not involve a mechanized mower.
For example, using a scythe.
LOL, Gary, we had seven kids in my family and we always had the worst lawn mower in the neighborhood.
When all the kids moved out and my dad had to start mowing himself, he went and bought a top-of-the-line Honda self-propelled mower!
i have an antique lawn mower collection thats free to a good home....if there's anyone here as sick as me. about 15, some quite unique, and some perhaps scrap iron. any takers?
Sounds like a deal Mack Cole would be interested in, if y'all could figure out the logistics.
Goats are my favourite lawn mowing device they eat everything!
I thought it could be a Minnesota 1912-13-14 plate.
According to my public directory, Minn 1912-13-14 #24422 was issued to Louis E Fixsen of Wabasso for a Ford. If I looked it up in the original ledger at the Minnesota Historical Society, I could further confirm it being a Minnesota plate by the serial number and body style listed.
We lived on a grassy acre in Ferndale (North coast Califunny) for almost four years. We tried a couple sheep to control the grass. Only problem was those sheep could smell a herd of sheep half a mile away and wanted to join that herd (yeah, I knew that). But who would have thought two sheep big enough to put a saddle on and ride could squeeze down flat enough to wiggle under a fence with a six inch clearance at the highest point??? I would never have believed it if I hadn't caught them doing it one day. I didn't know whether to bust out laughing or yelling.
Derek, from the looks of that cab on that wagon the picture might have been taken down around the Preston area.
Quite the pair of gauntlets.
Spent his money on the car and neglected his wife's chimney.
Saw that too Dave H. Need to have Jelf over there
Jay, love these old photos. Keep 'em coming!!
Going from an Amish buggy to a Model T is quite something!
I wouldn't consider that to be an Amish buggy.
It appears to be a typical U.S. mail buggy / mail wagon.
The mail wagon window says RFD 1.