Thanks for the reply!When I was a kid in the 60s my father had a Hahn-Eclipse - I think it was a Rocket. I remember the chassis was a Cat yellow with a white Briggs engine. I remember being impressed that it had wooden rollers, as I had never thought of wood as a material you could make rollers from. I had forgotten about my mom's rolling pin.
But I think this was the first mower I used - a beast that did a nice job. I didn't appreciate the quality of the construction at that time, though. I figured all mowers were like this. But.. needle bearings?? Holy cow.