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Value of a Pennsylvania Reel Mower?

Reel mowers and other equipment were manufactured by the Pennsylvania Lawn Products in the mid 20th century. These vintage machines can be valuable, depending on condition.
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August 4, 2017

I have a Pennsylvania Penne reel lawn mower. I was wondering the value.


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August 4, 20170 found this helpful

I saw one that sold on eBay for $34.99.

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August 6, 20170 found this helpful

I also reviewed the link to the cast iron mower and it has a very good photo. This mower sold for $30.00 in 2013 but these auctions are from all over the US and this was with Macon Brothers Auctioneers out of Walla Walla, WA so I'm not sure this is a good reference price. These mowers (especially if in good condition) can bring more money in different areas but collectors are very particular. The mower shown in this link is marked "VINTAGE CAST IRON PUSH MOWER. MARKED PENNSYLVANIA LAWN MOWER, PATENT DATES 1877 & 1878". This mower, even in 2013, could have sold for more money if it had been in a more receptive area as the cost of shipping something like this makes the price a lot more money than the actual bid.

new.liveauctioneers.com/.../16520618_vintage-cast-iron-push-mower...

Someone may be able to supply more information if the poster would post some photos and more information on the name/numbers.

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April 3, 2018

Does anybody have any information on this old mower? Any help would be appreciated!


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April 6, 20180 found this helpful
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Usually, it takes a restorer or collector to have any information about these vintage mowers.

  • Vintage Pennsylvania Riding Reel Mower - no mower like this has appeared on eBay in any recent months and that is one of the most popular auction sites for vintage items.
  • You may be able to get some information from the Old Lawnmowers Club but you will have to join their club before any questions can be posted.
  • It is very safe and free so you may want to check it out.
  • www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/forum
  • If you want to ask your question, you may need better pictures, especially one that shows the complete mower (from the side).
  • They may not be able to tell anything about value but maybe some solid information so if you decide to sell you will know how to post description.
  • Steps to ask your question:
  • General Topics
  • Forum
  • General Discussion
  • Remember - this is mostly a collectors club so they like to help people who are interested in restoring the mowers and not just someone wanting to sell one.
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January 28, 2018

I am wondering about the value and collector demand for a Pennsylvania trimmer and edger, model 706. I also have a reel mower, a Great American, model 2418 - with an 18" cut.


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January 30, 20180 found this helpful

Is it this one?

www.mowtownusa.com/

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January 31, 20180 found this helpful

You may have to check listings on eBay for information on similar mowers to get an idea as to what any of these vintage mowers are selling for.

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March 23, 2020

I'm trying to get info on this mower, year, and how much it's worth.


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March 25, 20200 found this helpful

The year might be a bit harder for us to identify. However, the condition of the mower will determine the value of this item. Your mower is rusty and in poor condition and I am not even sure it still runs. You may be able to get around $50 for the mower. I would like to suggest that you visit a few lawnmower forums online and post this mower there. They have people who collect, sell or trade on these forums that might be interesterd in your mower or helping you out.

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March 31, 20200 found this helpful

It seems that whatever value this might have, it is eradicated by its rusty condition.

These look to be from the 50s

Here's one that looks to be in better condition and the same that sold at auction for $22

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September 19, 2019

I am just wondering what a 1960s Pennsylvania riding reel mower is worth. It's a model 4224c and I can't find another one.


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September 20, 20190 found this helpful

Perhaps this site can give you more info:

www.smokstak.com/.../showthread.php?t=23385

If no one from the site I gave you can help, you can always let the market dictate the value. Start it at $1000 or $1500 and keep reducing the price until it sells.

In my experience, mowers are a hard sale because you have to find just the right person who has the space and time for it. This is an unusual mower though. I have seen 3 wheeler ones, but not a 4 wheelers like this one, which means there is a low supply of them! Hopefully there is a high demand for them and you can fetch a decent amount.

Post back how it goes! This is a neat item!! Thanks for sharing it!

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July 10, 2019

I would like to know the year of manufacture and model name or # of this Pennsylvania lawn mower?


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March 13, 2017

I have a Helix Pennsylvania mower, model number 4018d. How old would it be? Thanks.


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March 14, 20170 found this helpful

Probably only someone who deals in older mowers would be able to tell you the age.
here is a web site that has a lot of information on reel mowers so they may be able to answer your question:

www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/.../faq-list

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December 4, 2016

I have a Pennsylvania Penna lawn reel push mower. On the handle base it says PQ1616. What is it worth? It works, but there is no bag catcher.


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December 9, 20160 found this helpful

There seems to be a lot of questions about older reel mowers but very information in answers or on line.

I got interested after seeing so many people wanting to know their value but - wow - almost no sites with true information.
I have continued to check your question hoping someone had found a site or had knowledge about this type of mower.
No such luck...

I did find a site with a photo and some info but it is probably not the same mower as yours.
Wish I could help..

www.ebay.com/.../310766227520?roken=cUgayN&nma=true...

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June 1, 2015

I received this Penn. ball bearing reel edger/mini push mower as a donation. It looks brand spanking new, but I can't find anything about them being in production. I need to price it for a home improvement-themed charity auction.

Any feedback? I also need to know how to use it - for demo purposes and some history would be nice for auctioneer!

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June 2, 20150 found this helpful

Go onto EBAY and in the top right corner click on Advanced. You can put in the make and model of your item and it will tell you what people are buying it for... good luck!

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August 7, 2015

Would anyone know the value of an antique Pennsylvania Super" reel mower with aluminum wheel (greens mower)? I am hoping to sell it.


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August 8, 20150 found this helpful

You will need to do some research to find a value. Search online for possible buyers and collectors and check EBay and Craig's List for prices of similar mowers.

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