Having seen this illustration, from now on I too shall mow the lawn in a frock coat and topper. It looks like fun. I might hire a string quartet to play minuets, rather than listen to the cricket on the walkman like I do now.
Edwin Budding's 'Machine for Cropping or Shearing Grass Plats &c' pictured in Loudon's Encyclopedia of Gardening, 1834. Scanned out of Australia's Quarter Acre by Peter Timms.