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Finding the Value of Antique Lawn Mowers?

February 28, 2021

A red lawnmower.How much is this lawn mower worth?

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A red lawnmower.
 
A red lawnmower.
 
The front of a lawnmower.
 

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Perhaps someone can help you with this but we really have to have more information or it will be very difficult to place a value other than just saying: vintage push lawn mowers are listed for sale on eBay for $25-$400 and sold mowers are about the same.
The value is based on sold listing of the same item as it shows what someone was willing to pay.
I cannot find any mower that is even similar as you have provided no information with which to search.

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From the one picture it appears the mower has been repainted and was painted over old (maybe rusted?) frame. Was any of this the original color?
There is no information on approximate age or condition - does it run?
Also, where mower is located will generally have a big effect on value as these are 'local pick up only'. The pick up only is not just because of the weight/size but also due to the gasoline.

Perhaps someone else can help you with further information that I have not found.

You can always submit your picture and ask for information on forums but they do not usually provide any type of value but may be able to tell what brand mower you have.
You will have to join the group before posting.

www.mylawnmowerforum.com/.../
gardentractortalk.com/.../
www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/forum
www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/.../olcrelate

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Reddit is good site for information but you may have problems posting pictures so ask for help.
www.reddit.com/.../

ThriftyFun also has information:
www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-Vintage-Lawn-Mowers.html

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March 4, 20211 found this helpful
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It seems to me that you have 1950s Dunlap Electric Mower. Your lawnmower looks great, but I think that shipping will be really more expensive than the sale prize.
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April 16, 2021

I can pick up this vintage Dayton high wheeled lawnmower for free. Would it be worth anything if I restore it?

An old Dayton lawn mower.
 
An old Dayton lawn mower.
 
Information on Dayton Lawn Mower?
 

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There is very little known about this particular brand and it's possible it was made by a brand name company and sold to a store under 'their' brand.

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There is a little more information available on the Dayton riding mower as everyone seems to think it was made by MTD but that does not mean your Dayton push mower was made by the same company.
I found a lot of information on Dayton lawn mower parts and it's possible this company may have made mowers under that name some years back but it's difficult to find a Dayton company website to even ask questions (mostly companies that sell Dayton parts for other machinery).

Here are some sites that may be able to help you with more information but not value.
www.lawnmowerforum.com/.../?type=post
www.mylawnmowerforum.com/.../
www.outdoorking.com/.../dayton-ride-on.html

I would say that judging by sales on eBay most of the running used mower sales are under $40 unless it is a brand name mower.

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Your location will have the biggest impact on value as some areas still buy the older push mowers (cheap) while other areas may be 'ride on' only and no interest in used mowers.
I believe it would probably be a waste of time, money and energy to restore it - just my opinion.

You can look at the vintage push mowers listed for sale on eBay to get an idea of what people are asking for unknown brands but also notice they are usually local pick up only.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2323012...

Asking prices do not show value as only a sold item will show what someone was willing to pay for an item. You can see what this type mower is selling for but the big problem is that you have no way to know how long the item was listed for sale before it sold.

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www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=vintage+push...

If you pick it up and it is running/usable then you could try some of the local sites like Craigslist, USA4Sale, etc and start your price at $60 and see how it goes - lower the price if no interest.

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April 25, 20210 found this helpful
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Here the Dayton Push Mower with 3 HP Briggs & Stratton engine was sold for $27: bid.beckortauctions.com/.../ As I understand it, you have mower 1950s-1960s. You can try to sell it for $50-75, but I'm afraid that due to the expensive shipping, not many people will want to buy it.

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January 3, 2020

I have come across an old Folbate F2 push lawnmower, (1900-1930) is stamped on it. I wondered if it has any value? It seems to be in good condition.


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January 3, 20200 found this helpful
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This one is asking $125. www.ebay.com/.../123703452385?hash=item1ccd4ce2e1...

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January 3, 20200 found this helpful
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The normal asking price for a vintage push mowers range from $60 to $150. The price is determined by supply and demand. If there are not many of this type of mower on the market the price is higher. If the market is flooded with this mower then this lowers your price.

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August 29, 2021

What's it's worth and how rare. I can't find any online.

An old push mower.
 
An old push mower.
 

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September 7, 20210 found this helpful
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This is a vintage MontanaMower, your model was made in the late 1940s-1950s.
I found advertisements with the same as your lawn mower model: www.tractorbynet.com/.../,
Monta Mower Advertising Popular Mechanics May 1951 www.flickr.com/.../91591049@N00/8535907935 (the same add www.reddit.com/.../)

The Montamower was patented in 1923, and that may have been the first year of actual production. The mower was sold by the Montamower Sales Co. of Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1923 until about 1962.
By the 1940s, the name of the mower was spelled MontaMower, and the manufacturer was known as Montamower Distributing Co.

"A disc mower, the MontaMower had a series of nine pairs of disc blades, with nine cutting teeth on each disc. Each pair of discs was on top of the other. As they rotated toward each other, they cut the grass. The pairs of blades were attached in a line across the front of the mower. This was a new concept in cutting grass. To my knowledge, the MontaMower was the only mower of any kind to use it.
The discs, being small, were low to the ground when working, thus cutting the grass short. The discs were arrayed across the entire face of the mower, cutting edge to edge, which meant that as you cut, you also trimmed. The MontaMower was advertised as being two tools in one, a mower and a trimmer.
It cut a 16-inch swath, and because it was very low to the ground, just 2-1 / 2 inches high, it could cut the grass under most bushes. The blades were ground-driven, as the mower was pushed, by wheels designed almost like gears. They were thin, small-diameter and had teeth. As the wheels rotated while traveling, they turned the blades to cut the grass.
When the MontaMower was first marketed in 1923, it came with a wooden handle very similar to that of a reel- type mower of the time.
Production was halted in 1942 for the duration of World War II, when most raw materials were diverted to the war effort. After the war ended, MontaMower production resumed. At that point, the mower's wooden handle was replaced with a crossed, one-piece, metal rod handle with black rubber handgrips. At the same time, the part holding the blades was slightly redesigned, and the entire mower was painted a dark blue with gold lettering and trim. "
www.farmcollector.com/.../

I found MontaMower the same model as yours (48" tall, 16 5/8" wide across the blade head, 16 Cutting wheels or blades, works as well as it did when new, the name is also says "Made by the Monta Mower Company"), the price is $199 picclick.com/Lawn-Mower-Antique-ORIGINAL-MONTA....

Another similar looking lawn mower with original booket is on sale for $139.99 www.ebay.com/.../153145914710

MONTA MOWER is being auctioned at www.k-bid.com/.../134, the price per moment is $17.

Another MontaMower was sold (estimated price $40-60) www.liveauctioneers.com/.../61459768_vintage-monta-mower

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December 24, 2020

Was wondering about the date of this mower and possibly what its value is?

A vintage snapper push mower.
 
A vintage snapper push mower.
 
The markings on a push mower.
 

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As to the date, the panel is not clear enough to read the numbers.
Here are some links that might help you find the model and the year made.
www.snapper.parts/Find-Your-Snapper-Model-Number
findanyanswer.com/how-do-you-tell-how-old-a-snapper...

It looks like your mower has been repainted and if it is a good job that will be a plus but if not, then that may take away from the value and it kinda looks like this was only partially reconditioned so that may not be a good sign as many people buy the old mowers and like to restore them.
Information you will need to provide if you wish to sell your mower will be as follows:
Is this a push or a self-propelled mower,
Blade cut size - inches
Engine brand & horsepower
All of this information should be on the mower (unless it has been painted over).

Here is a link to a 1986 very similar mower (nice looking condition) that sold for $50.
www.shoppok.com/.../a,35,84807,Vintage-Snapper-self-propelled...

Here is a similar mower (beautiful condition) that sold for $98.50 in 11/20.
www.ebay.com/.../274549485109?nordt=true&orig_cvip...

Mowers are usually listed as 'local pick up only' due to the high cost of shipping (and restrictions on gasoline) so your area will have a big bearing on the final value. Are push mowers popular or used in your area?

If you cannot determine the age of your mower you may be able to contact Snapper and ask for help.
www.snapper.com/.../contact-us.html

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April 3, 2018

I found this mower. It's a Bristers Inc. High Wheel Champ with a 5hp Briggs engine. I cannot find any information on its value.

Any help would be appreciated.

Value of a Brister's High Wheel Champ Mower - partial view of mower
 

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April 3, 20180 found this helpful
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I assume nothing. There was a massive recall on them in 1987. www.safety-recalls.org/cpsc-content-87-87029.html

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June 13, 2017

We recently came across this old Swivel Boy lawn mower and cannot find out any information about it. It only has three wheels. It is very different. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Information on Swivel Boy Lawn Mower - vintage 3 wheel mower
 

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August 28, 2019

I would like to know value of antique Johnson rotary mower.

Value of an Antique Johnson Rotary Mower
 
Value of an Antique Johnson Rotary Mower
 
Value of an Antique Johnson Rotary Mower
 
Value of an Antique Johnson Rotary Mower
 

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September 13, 2015

I found an old Clipper Mower Company mower. It it the sickle bar type that has blades that go back and forth when the wheels roll. It is very old, but is in good shape. Does anyone have any idea what it might be worth?

Value of Old Sickle Bar Mower
 

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September 16, 20150 found this helpful

I'm sorry, spell check changed the name....the mower is made by the Clipper Mower Company, not the Clinton

Editor's Note: Name changed in post.

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March 13, 20160 found this helpful

I just sold mine at a flea market for $90.

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May 28, 2019

We have an old Lawnboy from the 60s (or maybe earlier) with a "loafer" attachment. Does anyone have an idea where we might be able to find someone that would take interest in something like this?

Selling an Old Lawnboy Mower with Loafer Attachment - riding attachment
 
Selling an Old Lawnboy Mower with Loafer Attachment
 
Selling an Old Lawnboy Mower with Loafer Attachment
 

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