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Power mowers become more than mere status symbols
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Photograph article dated April 26, 1962 partially reads, "Don't look now, but power mowers are big business. By popular demand, they have evolved from the two-cars-in-every-garage status symbol to the almost necessary commodity level, all but replacing the hand mower. The theory is that few people have lawns smaller than 500 square feet, which is a fair size chunk for manual lawn coppers. In fact, subdivision ordinances call for a minimum of 1,000 square feet of frontal space. If you're in the market for grass-cutting gear, here are a few practical factors to keep in mind, courtesy of Roy and Bob Yamade of Laurel Nursery, 6253 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood: If you decide on a power mower (and four out of five will), you may choose between two types, electric and gas engine. They vary in price from $49.95 to more than $200 for rotary-types and $79.95 to $350 for reel-types." Pictured is Jill Walden, 19, Sherman Oaks.; See image #00131754 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Women--California--Los Angeles
Power lawn mowers--California--Los Angeles
Lawn mowers--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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