Classic, Vintage, Old Mower Brands

 

Classic lawn mower brands have captured the imagination of Joy of Mowing fans everywhere. So the team at The Joy of Mowing decided to research these companies and share a few facts about some of our favorite vintage lawn mower brands.

When did the company begin? What years did they manufacture lawn mowers? Are they still around? What about the advertising or maybe a picture or video? Please let us know if there is an old mower brand you’d like us to see here or if you have any additional information or images to add to these profiles. Keep checking back as we will be adding more classic old mower brands regularly!

Porter-Cable Mowers

Porter-Cable Mowers

In the late 1950s, Porter Cable started a garden tractor division. Porter Cable sold off their lawn and garden line in 1960.

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Panzer Copar

Panzer Copar

The story of the Copar Panzer tractor goes back to a hot summer day in 1953, when James A. Clark was trying to put the lawn around his new home…

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Pincor Mower

Pincor Mower

Pioneer Gen-E-Motor Corp. of Chicago, IL manufactured the Pincor line of portable power tools, lawn mowers, and portable generators in the mid-1950s.

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REO Motors

REO Motors

REO originated from the initials of a man named Ransom Eli Olds in Lansing, Michigan. He founded the Olds Motor Works and Reo Motors. REO began producing mowers in 1946.

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Moto-Mower Company

Moto-Mower Company

In 1919 Edwin George founded the Moto-Mower Company in Detroit, Michigan.  In 1953 the company was acquired by the Detroit Harvester Company.  

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Eclipse Lawn Mower Company

Eclipse Lawn Mower Company

The company was incorporated in 1904 as the Eclipse Lawn Mower Company. By 1930, the Eclipse Lawn Mower Company was the largest mower company in the world.

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