The Garden Guide

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

Turf beetle

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1724. The turf-beetle (fig. 327. p. 518.) is a cylindrical piece of wood, of one hundred or two hundred pounds' weight, with an upright handle and two cross handlets attached; it is used chiefly for pressing down and levelling new-laid turf.