The Garden Guide

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


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1880. Garden wheelbarrows are of several species. The common garden wheelbarrow (fig. 497.) is a box, open at top, placed on two levers, terminating in a wheel and axle at one end, and in two handles at the other. It is commonly made of wood, the levers of ash or elm, and the sides and bottom of any soft wood. The wheel is either wholly of cast iron, or of wood shod with wrought iron. Excellent garden wheelbarrows are now made of wrought iron; but wooden ones are better for new ground work. They are used for conveying dung, weeds, garden soils, litter, &c.