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The first lawn mower was invented by Edwin Budding in 1827 in Thrupp in Gloucestershire.Budding's mower was designed primarily to cut the lawn on sports grounds and extensive gardens,as a superior alternative to the scythe,and was granted a British patent on August 31,1830. It took ten more years and further innovations to create a machine that could be worked by animals,and sixty years before a steam-powered lawn mower was built.The first machine produced was 19 inches wide
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with a frame made of wrought iron.The mower was pushed from behind with the motive power coming from the rear land roller which drove gears to transfer the drive to the knives on the cutting cylinder;the ratio was 16:1. There was another roller placed in between the cutting cylinder and the land roller which was adjustable to alter the height of cut.On cutting,the grass clippings were hurled forward into a tray like box.It was soon realized, however,that an extra handle was needed...

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inkyD says:
Gorgeous page of Kerry basking on the soft mown grass teamed with your fascinating information on the origins of the humble lawn mower, thank you Rose-Marie x
Sep 9, 2012
sugarpops says:
Beautiful page for Kerry xxxxx
Sep 4, 2012
Scrapaholic Sherry says:
WOW, so gorgeous!!
Sep 4, 2012
Claudia says:
(¯`v´¯)What a MAGICAL PAGE!!!!!!
`*.¸.*´Fantastic effects..I love the colours,the layout & all the elements!It is perfect..It is really enchanting.
How sweet!! You are ADORABLE! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! It is GORGEOUS!
Hugs from Italy***Claudia
Sep 4, 2012
annrosemary says:
Kerry is such a cutie, well scrapped
Sep 4, 2012
Lavender Passion says:
what a super creative LO and page of Kerry! Love it! God bless!
Sep 3, 2012
oklahomadawn says:

Sep 3, 2012
gintercedes4u says:
Interesting facts on the Lawn mower and I do hope she doesn't get run over! cute page
Sep 3, 2012
Becky1079 says:
Sweet page of Kerry
Sep 3, 2012
Xguern66 says:
Beautiful page for Kerry.
Sep 3, 2012
   
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