A lawn mower is a machine utilising one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height.
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 of Budding’s lawn mower:
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Here is a labelled diagram of Budding’s lawn mower:
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Here is a photograph of Edwin Beard Budding:
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- https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018 /04/classic-project-cylinder-reel-lawn-mower/