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The First Leylands 03 Jun 2020 12:51 #211034

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Here are Leyland's first vehicles. 1896 was steam then on to petrol by 1905.
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The First Leylands 03 Jun 2020 13:07 #211035

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The above truck production was after he got going. Here is the start.

The factory produced steam lawn mowers. How handy for the missus to whip around the backyard. Suppose it was a good idea on football fields. Don't know what the board in front is all about, maybe to sweep aside sleeping dogs like a railway cow-catcher.



Next move was to use this handy little lawnmower engine on a tricycle then on a real car.
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The First Leylands 03 Jun 2020 17:36 #211042

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History in the making . . .
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The First Leylands 03 Jun 2020 17:40 #211044

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Lang,

If you look closely you can see it's actually a lawn mower.

The small roller in front of the large roller is a cutting blade and the board on front is a grass catcher.

You can see it better in the photo below the line drawing.
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The First Leylands 03 Jun 2020 17:43 #211045

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Grass catcher of course. The one in the museum threw me without the side boards on the box. In fact it looks like a complete grass box that just slides in.

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PDU wrote: History in the making . . .

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