The Garden Guide

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

Short grass rake

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1719. Hislop's short grass-rake (fig. 353.) consists of a piece of thin plate iron (fig. 354.), cut into teeth, with two slips of ash, or other tough wood, between which it is firmly riveted to form a back, and to keep it from bending. When put together, the back is one inch and three quarters thick. The wood is beveled off half an inch above the interstices of the teeth; at which point the iron is slightly bent longitudinally, to admit the thickness of the wood underneath, and to give a proper inclination to the handle. This instrument serves both for a grass-rake and a daisy-rake; and has the advantage, over the daisy-rakes in common use, of being more easily cleaned, from the wideness of the interstices between the teeth. (Gard. Mag. vol. v. p. 597.)