Came across this incredible restoration project today. I am not sure what the original was but the new version is just a piece of ART! I would be putting a really nice alarm system on my shed to protect this bad boy!
I believe the mower was pretty much identified as a Wizard which was the house brand sold by Western Auto. The Wizard logo had a large V, and this one had such a decal if you look at the before pictures. From the styling it had to be from the late 50's.