The Garden Guide

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

Step ladders

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1903. The step-ladder, instead of round rods on which to place the feet, has steps or boards; an improvement essentially necessary, where much work is to be done, because less fatiguing to the feet. Such ladders have generally a back or fulcrum by which they stand independently of any other object, and which is removable at pleasure by drawing out an iron bolt.