The invention of the lawn mower.

definition

A lawn mower is a machine utilising one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height[1].

INVENTION

The English engineer Edwin Beard Budding invented the lawn mower in 1830. He got the idea after seeing a machine in a cloth mill that used a cutting cylinder/bladed reel to trim the hairs or threads from the surface of woollen cloth to give it a smooth finish. Here is a photograph[2] of Budding’s lawn mower:

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Here is a labelled diagram[3] of Budding’s lawn mower:

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inventor

Here is a photograph[4] of Edwin Beard Budding:

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(1796-1846)

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SOURCES
  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawn_mower
  2. https://www.mkgallery.org/whats-on/the-lie-of-the-land/
  3. https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018 /04/classic-project-cylinder-reel-lawn-mower/
  4. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/416723771764099691/




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