Happy Birthday Lawn Mower

May 18th marks the official birthday of the first lawn mower in 1830.   One of the first machines sold was used in Regent’s Park Zoological Gardens in London.

first lawn mower 1830

The first lawn mower was not much different from reel mowers of today, with a spinning blade powered by the rotation of the wheels, but it had a handle in the front so it could be pulled by a second person.  By 1840 over 1,000 had been sold, and the rest is history.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of lawn mowers visit the British Lawnmower Museum website at:


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