The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Boot scrapers

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1955. The shoe-scraper is a plate of iron, fastened vertically, either in a portable or fixed frame; and, to render it complete, it should always have a rigid brush and dust-box attached, both of which may be taken out and cleaned. The use of shoe-scrapers in gardening is considerable; portable ones being placed at the entrances to every description of garden building, and fixed ones at the exits from compartments to the main walks. They ought to abound, and their use to be effectually insisted on, wherever clean and pure gravel or turf walks are desired objects.