Flymo Super Professional 47 rotary air cushion mower, 1979-1980.

Image number: 10410504

Flymo Super Professional 47 rotary air cushion mower, 1979-1980.

This mower is an example of the now famous - 'It's much less bother with a' - hover mower made by Flymo Ltd, of Darlington, Co Durham. It was Flymo who made the air-cushion mower into a practical proposition, and into an everyday sight on the lawns of Britain. This model was intended for use as a contractor's tool, to be used on amenity grass (verges etc), however it was marketed in brochures as being suitable for domestic use on medium and large areas of lawn. Among the advantages claimed for the hover mower were its ease of manoeuvre, its relatively light weight compared with cylinder mowers in its cut size bracket and, if used regularly, that it did not require a grass box, as the fine cuttings would compost down into the lawn.

Image number:
10410504
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
21 October 2003 11:21
Image rights:
Science Museum