The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 1: Digging Tools

Gardening levers

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1693. Garden-levers are of two species, the removing and the carrying lever. The removing-lever (fig. 300.) is a straight, and generally cylindrical or polygonal, bar of iron, somewhat tapered and wedge-shaped or flattened in the thick end: it is used for the removal of large stones or other heavy bodies, in which its advantage is as the distance of the power (a), from the fulcrum (b), &c. The carrying-lever, or handspoke, is used in pairs for carrying tubs of plants or other bodies or materials furnished with hooks or bearing staples, under or in which to insert the handspokes. Two of them united to a platform of boards form the common hand-barrow.