The current state of the national economy – the average price of gasoline rates at above $ 4 a gallon – is enough to prove that “Necessity is the mother of reinvention”. The push reel lawn mower, for example, has smoothed its way out of the history books in the U.S.A. Manually operated, it helps saves not only a few cents on gas, but also provides other and much bigger benefits. The reel mower is a classic of American culture, but it has evolved considerably over time. The current economic situation combined with a new found concern for the environment provide the foundation for a big comeback of the good old fashioned manually operated push reel lawn mower in our yards.

Why choose a reel mower?
* The most recent incarnation of the push reel lawn mower is lighter, more durable and much easier to handle.
* It comes with an array of handy features including grass catchers, sharpening kits and easy-to-adjust cutting heights.
* It’s also much quieter than the gas mower. The absence of the infamous buzz may actually enhance your relationship with your neighbors when you mow your lawn early on Sunday mornings, or when they are relaxing at the barbeque grill on a Sunday afternoon.
* Not being a gas-guzzler by nature, it’s considerably lighter on the pocket as well.
* It doesn’t run on electricity either, so you don’t even have to remember to plug it in. All you’ll need are your hands.

Keeping the Blue Planet green:

Gas mowers belch out pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons. These are deleterious to human health and don’t do anything kind to the ozone layer, either. The choice of a reel mower has excellent consequences for the movement toward more environmentally friendly practices and products and also results in the raising of awareness. Small things, even lawn mower choice, add up to global effects. We can no longer afford to ignore or undervalue the importance of environment consciousness.

There are more down-to-earth consequences of using a push reel mower. Gas mowers leave lawns with jagged-edged grass. These jagged edges render the grass more vulnerable to disease and facilitate the loss of moisture. Reel mowers cut grass cleanly and thus ensure a healthy lawn; when you buy a reel mower, prepare to be astounded by the difference between your lawn and your neighbors’.

A mowing a day keeps the doctor away:

Some of the advantages of using a push reel lawn mower are much more subtle. The regenerated reel mower is easier to handle than it has been in the past, but you have to get your hands dirty. The extra bit of effort you have to put in means that your lawn-mowing session also doubles up as cardio workout.

You will also find yourself enjoying life more with a push reel mower. The psychological satisfaction of the hands-on approach will complement the obvious physical, economic and environmental advantages. Whatever your initial motivation for being interested in a push reel lawn mower, you might just end up getting a whole lifestyle experience because of it!

You can read more information as well as the latest customer reviews and comments about all brands of push reel lawn mowers located at

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Title: Everything for the garden : 1920
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Peter Henderson & Co Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Subjects: Seeds Catalogs Gardening Equipment and supplies Catalogs Books Catalogs Lawn mowers Catalogs Bulbs (Plants) Catalogs Flowers Catalogs
Publisher: New York : Peter Henderson & Co.
Contributing Library: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Digitizing Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library

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THE IDEAL POWERLAWN MOWER Make Velvety Lawns, the cleansure and easy way Mechanism So Simple Anyone Can Operate It—Simplicity is its dominating feature. The machinehas few parts, and the entire absence of intricatemechanism makes it as near fool-proof as is possiblein a machine of this kind. No experienced operatoris required—anyone who can keep a gasoline motorsupplied with gasoline and oil can operate an IdealPower Mower. Owing to its simplicity and fewparts, it seldom gets out of order. Cutter is Pushed Instead of Driven Direct—Experience has shown that the type of mowerwhere the cutting reel is driven direct from theengine by means of sprockets and chain, and themower built rigidly into the frame of the tractoris not practical for the reason that obstacles on thelawn are picked up by the reel, which being posi-tively driven, causes constant breakage. The principle of the Ideal Power Mower is the6ame as that of the ordinary hand mower. Thecutting reel is driven by the tractio

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