Perry Crewdson, PR Manager of Ransomes PLC, had the answer, to form a Trust; The Hall & Duck Trust. The private collections of Andrew Hall & Mike Duck were amalgamated, backed by Ransomes PLC who donated many of their historic artefacts.
Today the Hall & Duck Trust is an internationally recognised organisation, preserving all manner of artefacts from lawn mower development throughout the years and is also a respected authority on the history of the lawn-mower.
The Hall & Duck Trust collections house lawn mowers from the 1830s to the 1940s and also includes other period turf care equipment. Comprising of over 1000 machines, it also has extensive archives on lawn mower manufacturers and their sales ephemera. The Hall & Duck Trust is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.