Best thrift store purchase to date: Aaaw yeah. It's a Scott's classic model in impeccable condition, and came with a catch bag and a sharpening kit. Oh, and it cost us 25 bucks.
Had we bought it new, it would have cost us over $100. I've been looking for a reel mower since last spring, and I am so glad that I didn't give up, give in and buy one new. My favorite thrift store, Impact! in Lansdale, reliably came through for us once again. It's lovely when patience pays off, yes?
It only took five of us, but we figured out how to sharpen the blades:
From left to right, that's Jason, Mattie, Daddy-O and Bill. Mikaela is behind the camera.