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#113426 26/11/21 09:54 PM
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My electric mower died at the weekend and I remembered there was an old push lawnmower in the shed. It wouldn't cut properly and I didn't have a clue how to set it up properly. A lot of poking around on the internet and I found this wonderful forum and eventually found a picture of my lawn mower which is how I now know its a Wimbledon. And then I found that if I signed up and paid up I could download a pdf of the manual. Absolute gold. A bit of experimentation and now I can cut my lawn. Best $6 US investment I've made in a long while. The machine still needs a bit of love and attention and I need to find a replacement wing nut assembly for the roller height adjustment (someone bodged one side in the past) .. (any tips where to find one gratefully received). I highly recommend the thread on the Pope Wimbledon and no doubt the lawnmower is pretty happy to be seeing some grass again instead of spiders.

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Jawalawn #113432 27/11/21 05:51 PM
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Hello Jawalawn
A warm welcome from me to these great forums.

That's a great story you tell and it's nice to hear that
another Wimbledon survives.

These were great post-war pushies that embraced the
new technologies - steel frame, tubular handles, rubber tyres
and handle grips, alloy wheels and pinions. Brilliant!

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Maybe a photo of your machine for provenance?

Cheers
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Jack

Jawalawn #113466 03/12/21 10:20 AM
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I will take a photo this weekend looks like the ones in the photos

Jawalawn #113472 04/12/21 10:12 AM
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G'day Jawalawn and Jack

With finding a replacement wing nut assembly for the roller height adjustment , I'm not sure where you
would find that as a spare part unless buying another Pope mower , It's a 1/4 inch UNC thread so you
could just buy a standard wing nut and a brass 1/4 inch Olive and possibly file one side of the olive flat
where the wing nut pushes against the olive.

Cheers
Max.

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