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.
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!
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.
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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.
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!
According to this article, it could be worth $250. windsorstar.com/
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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