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Victa 'peach tin' prototype rotary lawn mower, 1952
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Object statement
Lawnmower, power rotary two-stroke petrol Victa 'peach-tin prototype', metal, designed by Mervyn Victor Richardson, made by Mervyn Victor Richardson, Concord NSW, 1952
Designed by Mervyn Victor Richardson at his house at 81 Bray Street Concord on about 1 August 1952

Made by Mervyn Victor Richardson in his garage at 81 Bray Street, Concord, about 1 August 1952.

Very close to or on 1 August 1952 as estimated by Gary Richardson
Used by Mervyn Richardson to demonstrate the principles of his rotary lawnmower design and later kept by the Victa company in its boardroom.

Retained by the Victa company for display purposes

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Description
Lawnmower, power rotary two-stroke petrol Victa 'peach-tin prototype', metal, designed by Mervyn Victor Richardson, made by Mervyn Victor Richardson, Concord NSW, 1952.

Lawnmower consisting of a lightweight rectangular metal frame with a metal wheel at each corner. A two piece metal cross bar supports a Villiers single cylinder two stroke petrol engine mounted vertically which has a manual rope pull starter at the top and at the bottom a metal arm with two blades attached to it. Also on the cross bar is a petrol tank made from a used preserved fruit can with a screw lid soldered into the top.
Attached to the rear axle is a handle bent from a single piece of metal into an inverted 'U' shape. On the handle is a hand operated accelerator lever attached by a cable to the carburettor.
Made: 1952
97/5/1
Production date
1952

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Victa Pty Ltd, 1997
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Victa Lawnmower Collection
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+ Prototypes
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/158738 |title=Victa 'peach tin' prototype rotary lawn mower |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=23 April 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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