Mowing Machine

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Mowing Machine

A machine for cutting grass or weeds, primarily grass used for hay, but also to cut and control weeds. Mowing machines are an American invention, with the first patent being issued in 1812. By 1850, the machine was reasonably well developed. After 1900, roller bearings and rubber (automobile type) tires were about the only additions made. Horse-drawn mowing machines were pulled by two horses and would usually cut a swath of five feet, although both narrower and wider machines were available. Actual cutting was done by the mower knife, a long bar with a row of perhaps twenty triangular sections, each about three inches long, riveted to it. The knife moved back and forth saw-fashion along a track in the sickle bar. Power was transmitted from heavy, lugged wheels through gears, a crank, and a pitman rod (connecting rod) to the sickle bar. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, the reciprocating sickle bar was being phased out in favor of rotating blades.
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There were jam pots and paper bags, and mountains of chopped grass from the mowing machine
From the lawn beyond the garden came the distant clacketty sound of the mowing machine. The blue- bottles buzzed about the wall, and a little old mouse picked over the rubbish among the jam pots.
It was an enormous establishment, covering a hundred and sixty acres of ground, employing five thousand people, and turning out over three hundred thousand machines every year--a good part of all the harvesting and mowing machines used in the country.
The name "Buckeye" is a trademark given to the mowing machine, which first successfully introduced two driving-wheels and a double-jointed folding cutter bar.
Ray Provart furnished his tractor and mowing machine for the day.
I first remember my father cutting hay with a mowing machine pulled by two horses.
A 2010 article in the al-Qaeda magazine Inspire counseled readers to employ "the ultimate mowing machine" in Western cities: "The idea is to use a pickup truck as a mowing machine, not to mow grass but to mow down the enemies of Allah." But the 31-year-old Tunisian-born killer may not have needed such advice; he worked as a delivery truck driver and understood the lethal power of a fast-moving vehicle.
In jihadi magazine Inspire, a horrific article entitled The Ultimate Mowing Machine described how to use a large vehicle to crush targets.
But I recently bought an expensive mowing machine to cut the grass in my back garden after my chum who used to do it retired.
According to the report, they plotted to use bombs and guns, attach knives to cars and drive them into crowds, a tactic they called 'the Ultimate Mowing Machine,' and smear poison on car door handles.
A substitute for mowing with the scythe has lately been introduced in the form of a mowing machine which requires far less skill and exertion and answers perfectly when the surface of the soil to be mowed is perfectly smooth and firm, the grass of even quality and the machine only used in dry weather.
Dodge, an inventor with patents on a mowing machine, a printing press and barbed wire manufacturing improvements.