The Evolution of the Lawn Mower

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Submitted by: Sarah Bradley

The history of the lawn mower goes back nearly 200 years to its invention in 1830. This infographic covers the extensive history of the lawn mower!

Since then the lawn mower has evolved considerably into the machine it is today.

So what is the history of the lawn mower? This infographic tells you all you need to know!

Who invented the first lawn mower?

Edwin Beard Budding invented the lawn mower in 1830. He intended the lawn mower to be used on golf courses, and offered the mower as an alternative for mowing by the scythe.

When Was the first chain-driven lawn mower invented?

In 1859, Thomas Green invented the chain-driven lawn mower. Varying widths were made for different situations and it was much quieter than its predecessors.

When was the reel lawn mower invented?

The first reel lawn mower was patented on January 28th, 1868 and was invented by Amariah Hills. The reel lawn mower made nearly 100,000 dollars in sales the first year.

When was the first motorized lawn mower invented?

The first engine-powered lawn mowers were introduced in 1890 which had lightweight steam and petrol-powered engines.

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