|About American Lawn Mower Company
American Lawn Mower Company was founded in 1895 by the family of
Robert B. Kersey, the grandfather of the company's current president.
The original facility was in Richmond, In and later moved to Muncie, In.
In 1936 American Lawn Mower Company purchased another push reel mower
manufacturer, Great States Corporation in Shelbyville, In. Today the
company still operates out of the same plant and makes push reel mowers
under both the American and Great States label with 50 employees
producing 700 to 900 mowers a day.
In 1995 American Lawn Mower Company marked "100 years of building the
reel tradition". June 21, 1995 was proclaimed by the Indiana Governor to
be Reel Lawn Mower 100th Anniversary Day in the State of Indiana. The
proclamation was read at the State House, and all citizens were urged to
join together and focus their attention on the importance of
environmentally-friendly lawn care practices.
The reel mowers of today are essentially the same as were produced 100
years ago, but they are much easier to care for and much easier to use.
The mower of yesteryear weighed from 40 to 60 pounds. Today's reel mower
models range from 16 to 32 pounds. The wooden handles have been replaced
with painted or plated tubular steel handles. The heavy cast wheels have
been replaced with much lighter plastics in some models.
Today's push reel mower has many advantages. They start every time. They
don't need gas or spark plugs. They don't pollute the environment with
fumes or noise. They are great exercise. They are the mower of choice
for young and old alike.
Check out the models carried by LawnMowerPros.com today.