Value of a Vintage Electric Lawn Mower?

Vintage mower values can be rather wide ranging. Their age, condition, and rarity all play a part. Collector's may pay more, individuals who just like to use old style mowers, less. Some may actually be worth more for their parts than as a working machine. Read on for links, suggestions, tips, and more.

October 2, 2018

I came into a Sunbeam electric lawnmower and need to know if it has value or what. I have never heard of this machine. All info would be appreciated.



October 4, 20180 found this helpful
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Here's a little history about the Sunbeams:

They are all over the place in value on eBay. I don't see a photo or a model number, so it is hard for me to give an exact value for yours. You can look at this link of completed auctions and see if yours matches and see if it sold (PRICE IS GREEN) or not. Always look for an exact match to get you today's current market value.

The other thing of interest with this link is you can see some neat ads for the machines (I love old ads to learn about what I have).

Last thing...I learned about old mowers is many of them are worth more for parts than as a whole...this is because people like project pieces and want to have original parts. If you look at the completed auctions link I sent, you can see there are some wheels, belts and motors that sold for nice amounts!

If you are handy and can disassemble and test things like motor, you often get way more for the item when selling by parts than a whole. Plus it is a whole lot easier to pack and ship!

Hope this gets you started in valuing your piece! The few I have seen were neat pieces!

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October 5, 20180 found this helpful
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Someone may have been able to help you more if you had stated the model number as well as posted a picture.

The electric lawn mowers are still popular but it almost takes a collector to pay very much money for a vintage mower when the newer models are available for reasonable prices.
Also, all lawn mowers are heavy and awkward to ship which means that shipping is costly and has to be added to the initial price of the mower for sale. This can make the total price very prohibitive.

  • Due to the cost of shipping (handles are long and usually have to be shipped in a separate box) many sellers will offer "pick up only" which means the buyer will be from the seller's area.
  • Electric mowers generally work best on neat, almost manicured lawns and of course using an electric cord usually means only for a small lawn area.
  • All of this limits the type of potential buyer but some people still believe the vintage/older machines are better than new ones so there is still a market for this type of machine.
  • You also do not say if it is running or what condition the casing is in so that limits any help to just stating where to see information on the internet.
  • You will find a lot of information if you Google Vintage Sunbeam Electric Mower but you will have a lot of sites to wade through. If you add a model number it would narrow the search.
  • You may be able to find where someone sold a similar mower but you will probably never find one that is exactly like yours so you will just have to develop your own value by doing your own research.
  • Here is mower that was listed in 2017 but did not sell. You may be able to acquire some information from the listing.
  • Here is one that sold in May but appears to be a newer model.
  • Here is a site that has listings all over the US but you will have to wade through to find even Sunbeam. This will give you an idea of the mowers available but most will be presented as pick up only.
  • Evaluate your mower (model number/age/condition/your location - any nice model lawns in your area?) to try and set a value.
  • List it on a local site like Craigslist and list higher and lower the price if no one shows an interest.
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September 24, 2018

My sister-in-law has this electric push lawn mower with a Westinghouse motor. I have been trying to find out more about it and its value to see about selling it.
It does run, she has a video of her mowing part of her yard to send to me.


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September 24, 20180 found this helpful
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The first step is to try to figure out the brand, so you can get an exact value.

It will have to be an exact match to get a true value. That may be a challenge if the Westinghouse motor is not original.

I suggest a first step of searching eBay and the internet for White-Westinghouse mowers and see if you can find one that matches yours. If the Google search doesn't come up with a sold version of one, then take the info you learned (like year or model or any specifics and plug it into eBay and match it up with a SOLD item

Sold will tell you what people are actually paying for the item. Never use actibve auctions to value your item as that only tells you what a seller thinks it is worth. Sellers are usually WRONG...sold tells you what someone actually paid.

I don't know if they have a historian onsite...some companies do, but the here is Sear's website...perhaps they can get you started:

Generally speaking, lawn mowers are all over the place in value. I have found many are actually worth more for parts (meaning you take it apart and sell the parts) especially if the condition of the body is poor.

If someone just wants it to use on their grass (not as a mower to add to a collection), they are going to want to pay very little...under $30, and usually under $25.

To get the most value, get a good ID, check eBay sold (or Google for other auctions) and try to market it for a collectible...not as a mower for your yard--unless you just want a quick sale and a few bucks!

Good luck! Let us know what you learn!! I am awlays interested to learn about the old mowers! They bring back fond childhood memories of summer!

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I have a Louisville electric mower that I would like a ballpark value on. It works.



June 17, 20190 found this helpful
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According to this article, it could be worth $250.

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August 27, 2016

My husband was cleaning out his garage and found an old Rumsey electric lawn mower. It works! I can't seem to find any information about it except an ad from 1946 and one that does not work on eBay for $600.

Does anyone know anything about these mowers and their actual worth?



October 24, 20160 found this helpful

I too have a Rumsey Electric Lawnmower that works and is in better condition than the one pictured. I am also trying to get a value of this lawnmower.

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January 3, 20170 found this helpful

I would recommend that you go to the American Pickers website. If anyone can tell you the value, they can. Either that or Rick's Restorations. If they don't know the value, they might be able to point you in the right direction for finding out.

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I have a vintage Rumsey mower that I would like to know a ballpark value on. The electrical cord has been replaced as you can tell. It looks to be complete and it works.


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January 2, 2017

I found a old electric lawn mower. The name of the mower is Ezy Kutz. It was made by Bearings Transmission Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee. Has anyone ever heard of it?



May 6, 20200 found this helpful

It looks like the one we had in Memphis approx. 1950. Ours was blue, had a huge electric motor on it...Very powerful. My dad was cutting the back yard and nicked the swing set post. The post was about 3/16 to 1/4 inch, not that thin stuff.Took a chunk out about 1/2 way thru. Good for Bermuda Grass or other low pile grasses. We moved to Houston in 1952 and found it wasn't good for Saint Augustine grass (gets about 3-5 inches high).....If you restore I recommend a wire or toothed shield on that open front. A young kid was killed in Memphis with a piece of wire it picked up a slung at him(hit him in the heart-will never forget hearing that (age 10-11).......Don't imagine too many were made. Good luck

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