The Garden Guide

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

Watering wheelbarrow

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1894. The water wheelbarrow (fig. 505.) has a barrel fixed upright on a frame, with a perforated cylinder projecting about two feet from one side. A plug (b) prevents the escape of the water till the barrel is wheeled to the proper spot. This plug has a cord (a) attached to it, with a bit of wood (c), which hangs down on the outside of the barrel; the moment the waterer has got the barrel between the rows, he pulls the string, and as he wheels along the water rapidly escapes over two rows at a time. (Gard. Mag., vol. ii. p. 364.)