We share a lot of Steampunk items, gadgets, clothing and art, but a lot of the items have the Steampunk look without actually being steam powered. Today we look at steam powered items, like this ad for the 1903 Coldwell Steam Powered Lawnmower.
1940: Toro introduces the 76-inch Professional, "the power mower with wings," that revolutionizes commercial mowing. The Professional is an instant hit with golf courses and other industrial users. The 76 Professional proves to be a top seller in the Toro lineup through 1975. Additional 58" and 70" models were later added to appeal to both residential and commercial customers.