The Garden Guide

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

Water carrying barrel

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1893. The carriage water-barrel is used for watering lawns the first season after their formation, when the weather is dry; or for watering borders or other cultivated surfaces near a broad wall. In the former case, the water is delivered by a horizontal tube six or eight feet long, perforated at the lower angle so as to produce a series of horizontal jets; in the latter, a long leathern tube, terminating in a rose, is made use of. The barrel in the first case is drawn slowly along by a horse; in the latter it is nearly stationary, and a man waters on each side as far as may be deemed advisable, or as the leathern tube admits.