Old Garden Tools

Multicut Shears A

English early 20C. 'The Astor' Garden Multicut Hedging Shears. By The Flexor Lawnmowing Company. Woking England. 4 Reciprocating steel blades and beech handles bearing the makers plate. In exceptional working order and condition. 16 inches (41cms).


Multicut Shears B

English. Early 20C. 'Ridgeways' patent Hedge Clipper. Fine serration to blade edges. 7 Blade model. Ref: The Gardeners Chronicle 21 July 1883 illustrated a 12 blade, 12 and 18 inch model. These were made in 1900's by C T Skelton. Sheffield. Ref: Holtzapffel catalogue 1931. p18. Earlier design with 12 blades sold by Follows & Bate in 2 sizes in 1905. Ref: Wm Wood & Sons catalogue 1909 showing 9 blade model. 12 and 18 inch blades offered. 21 inches L (53.5cms). 14 inches W (35cms).

This example in fine working order. Stamped 'C T Skelton & Co'.Ash handles one with faint old treated woodworm holes but not weakening handle at all. Traces of red paint to steel. All in all a rare addition to a collection.


Fern Trowel A

Antique Fern Trowel. Victorian late 1800's. English with light hardwood handle, 3 brass screws and very pitted blade. Stamped 'Brades. Made in England'. Super Collectors item.


Fern Trowel B

Antique English Fern Trowel. Wrought steel blade extending full length and fixed to hardwood handle with 2 steel rivets. Blade stamped 'C T Skelton Sheffield Made in England'. 11 inches (29cms). A rare collectors tool in good order.


Grape Storage Jar

Grape Storage Jar. English 'Copped Hall'. 19C.