Mower - Hand edge (Secrest)
Hand edge mower, iron, with wooden handle/trailing roller. Single, steel, tangentially-ridged wheel running on the outside of a large diameter hub to which is attached the wooden shaft and also the gear train to drive the 4-bladed helix cutters, via the outside wheel, onto the bottom plate; balanced opposite by a small, steel wheel off-set with a trailing roller. Operated by an extended wooden shaft with one-piece handle set at right angles. Brand name, on inside cover plate, Secrest, Patent June 30, 1908. Model No.903. Painted green and red, made of wood and metal
SECREST PAT. JUNE ? Maker's Mark
1908. Mower - Hand edge (Secrest), 1985.47. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).