Hand Mowers--We May Use You Again


You may laugh..but I can remember when I was a wee young lad--we had one of these.  We mowed the lawn with a hand mower.  It wasn't for long because the gas power lawn mower was just about to come on the scene (early 70's-at least more affordable ones).
I heard today on the radio that in Los Angeles sales and use of the hand powered lawn mower is up due to the gas crisis.  Keep your eyes peeled for one of these vintage pieces of technology.

4 comments:

Pete Wilson said...

I'm game to try one Jim!

Jim Drake said...

I heard someone in the office today bragging that they had one of these---I said "Hey, I just blogged about that". They said 'What's a blog?". Oh.. we have so far to go!

Chris from Canada said...

I've been using a push mower for the last 4 years. I have no Texas-sized backyard, though :)

Urban Cottage said...

I just saw one of these on clearance at Lowe's last night for $89. I used to have one and loved it. It worked great. However, now it might be a hard trade from the cub cadet ride-a-mower. What takes an hour now would take 1/2 the day. Maybe I should move into a condo to save gas.