The Villiers G series
engines were 70cc in capacity and were
offered in convection-only and shrouded fan-forced designs.
They were used extensively on both Australian reel and rotary
lawnmowers mounted vertically and horizontally.
This record is for the 4G version
of the G series.
The thing that made the 4G different was its carburetion and
To my knowledge, the 4G was only used on one lawnmower sold
in Australia – The first version of the 16” Qualcast
Side-wheel Power Mower
of the 1950s [see Related Reading].
My best guess is that the 4g was not a commercial success,
being too temperamental – and overly complex - for reliable operation.TO BE CONTINUED …