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"Budding's patent lawn mower No 3157, 1832. "

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actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


"The world's first mechanical lawn mower was built by JR and A Ransomes of Ipswich in 1832 to a design by Edwin Budding of Stroud. The lawn mower shown here is one of the earliest machines made by the company. Budding patented his design in 1830, basing his grass-cutting machine on the shears used for trimming woollen cloth in textile factories in his native Gloucestershire."

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