Lawnmower Advertisement


Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Artist
published on 18 April 2023
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A 19th-century advertisement for a lawnmower. The lawnmower was invented by Edwin Budding in England in 1830. The machine replaced the much slower and more expensive process of cutting grass by hand using a scythe. Budding was inspired by the rotary blades used in the textile industry. The machine was popular with gardeners and those who managed sports fields, making a cut lawn an affordable reality for many more people. The machine has evolved but Budding's essential design is still used today in many models.

Page 74 of Handy Notes and Queries by Henry Hopkins, New York, 1887. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

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