Vintage reel lawn mowers sometimes have a value to collectors. This is a guide about determining the value of old reel mowers.
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I have a Sear's Craftsman 18 inch reel self propelled mower in really good shape. It has a 3 hp cast iron motor, model 536816900. How can I find the age and value of this mower?
By Benjamin E.02/10/2014
Keith, I wanted to remind you that your machine was made as early as January 1976, and that the first retail sales would have occurred around that July. However, this machine would've been sold no later than 1978 (it was on clearance sale in 1979, when it was replaced by a revised model 536.816901 and then 536.816902).
Possible sales years: 1976, 1977 or 1978
Engine model no.: 143.661062 (Tecumseh H30-35312M)
What would the date code be on the unit frame, where the model number is also? Example: 6255 (9/11/1976)
As to the engine's date code, it would look like this (it's stamped on the shroud, after the model number): 6234B (8/21/1976).
Thank you, Benjamin "Ben" Edge
I just got a reel type Philadelphia Lawn Trimmer. It has on the handle, 1912 cast in, as well as, Philadelphia. This is not a full width but a narrow trimmer, with one drive wheel and one small wheel on the other side. This is the first one I have seen of this type. Is it collectable and of value?
By Tom B. from Lake Zurich, IL
I have one of these trimmers exactly as you describe and it still works. It has a steel tube handle and one wheel on the right side.
I have a schampler manual push mower. It was made in Germany; how much is it worth?
How or where can I find the value of a 1953 craftsman reel mower?
I found a hand push mower. The company name is Success American Mower Company. I think it is out of Indiana. The roller in front of the wheels is wooden and so is the handle. Just curious to see if it's worth anything. Thanks.
It might be worth $100 to a collector but to most people not more than $15 for garden decor. I would keep it and use it in your garden for decoration.
How do you determine the year of an old Craftsman reel push mower? Where is the year info located on these mowers?
By Frugal Sunnie 05/28/2013
Most lawn mowers (and many other home tools and appliances) have the manufacture date embedded in the serial number. Not sure where that is on a Craftsman mower but on other makes it's either on the motor or the housing-look for a tin plate bolted on.
Copy down the number exactly as it is on the mower then go to the Craftsman pages on Sears.com and follow the navigation links to info pages for your model and serial number.
I have my dad's old manual push reel mower. I can't find the brand on it, but I did find "STK No 8D23 CDE No 85" stamped on the top of bottom plate. It has made in the USA and the color was/is green.
It is from at least the fifties, maybe earlier. It has a wooden handle with a metal shaft that at one time had a label on it. Looking for a possible brand and approx. value.
How much would a riding reel mower be worth? It is made out of an old bike and a old reel mower.
By AJ from NC
What is the value of a Dalglish reel mower? It still cuts grass fine. There is some wear on the wooden roller. It has a metal handle, rubber wheels, with red hub, with raised lettering saying, Dalglish Engineered Products, St. Paul, Minnesota.
I've been looking for a Dalglish lawn mower. Let me know if you would like to sell.
I have an old push reel mower I picked up on the side of the road, it still cuts reel well, hehe (pun). It's got Masport on the wheels, which are steel and has a wooden handle. I was just wondering if I made a find? Is it worth anything?
I have a 1918 N Penna Jr push mower. How do you find out the value of an old lawn mower? Everyone else's web page skirts around the questions.
By Marie Brack06/15/2013
A thing like that is worth what someone will pay for it. There's no fixed, absolute value. If you search on "push mower" on Craigslist or eBay you'll get an idea what they go for.
How do I find the value and age of a WestLine high cut reel mower clipper, 2x-1215r?
By Tony L from NJ
I have a Monta mower. It has a metal handle and is in good condition. How do I find out what it is worth?
I bought this Penna Lawn, push mower about 40 years ago. It was brand new then, but covered with dust. The mower shop owner was quite old. He said that he had had it in stock for ages. I passed it on to my son today. Any idea of it's value?
I have a very old antique reel push mower. It says on the cast iron "Penna Lawn Ball Bearing" on the outside of rim, and on inside it says "P.L.M Div. Camden N J" and on top of it at handle it says "PQ". I can take a picture and send it if someone has some information about what its worth.
By ltsa12 from Chatsworth, GA
If it is anything like the newer model that I have, I doubt very much since even the smallest of sticks cause it to jam up. Heaven help if you have an oak or walnut tree overhead - though I wouldn't give up my trees for anything but using a reel mower under them is a real reel pain. Good luck.
I have multiple reel mowers and haven't a clue what they're worth. One says American Bluegrass lawn mower and it's a five blade model.
I have a 1964 Toro Sportslawn High Cut 21 push mower. Grandpa says it still works; it looks like it's in great shape. We are looking to sell it. Do you know how much I could get for it?
I have a Winpower #rc120 mower, manufactured in Newton, Iowa. There is no date of manufacture, it is as old as 1930? It is electric with a remote control. It works good and has been in the family for a long time. I was told that only 3 are still around. Can you help please? I need some information and possible value. Thanks.
I own an old Dille and McGuire reel mower that an old friend gave me in 1965 when I was ten years old. It has a rectangular metal handle and is called the Supreme. It has ball bearings. Any suggestions?
By Marty G from Cincinnati, OH
I have a 6 inch reel, push mower dated 1908 made in Buffalo NY. It actually works! It has one steel wheel that propels the small blade. The wooden handle and roller still in one piece. Does anyone know the value?
By Joe W.
I am 15 years old and I got a very old reel mower from a junk pile at a house that was being torn down. It says Granite State M.M. (Mowing Machines) Co. on the outside of the wheels. It is all cast iron except the handle which is wooden. It also says ball bearings on the reel's frame, but there are no ball bearings any where to be found for I have taken it apart except for the reel. I looked up the name on the wheels, but came up with nothing. Please help me get more information.
By Tyler B.