Budding Lawn Mowers

#OTD Today, in 1830, the first lawn mower was invented by Edward Beard Budding.

Budding had adopted a machine that was used to remove the nap from wool.
Budding had been working part-time at a carpet mill, and he got the idea when he was working there, watching that machine with the wool.
Budding tested his machine at night so that his neighbors wouldn’t be curious or make fun of him.
And, if you ever get the chance to go and see the Budding Museum of Gardening, it looks like a fun place to go. It shows mowers from all over the world. There’s also a pruning exhibit. The museum is in England. Cute little museum.

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Edward Beard Budding
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