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).

£72.00

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.

£80.00

Raspberry Cane Cutter A

English c1900. Steel Raspberry Hook or Cane Cutter with antler scales. Stamped 'Saynor Cooke Ridal' and 'Obtain Warranted'. 13 inches 28cms. In very good original condition.

£75.00

Cucumber Straightener C

English circa 1880.

Invented by Stephenson of Rocket fame 1845 having become frustrated with crooked cucumbers in his Tapton House gardens.

This is a medium sized example in good original condition.

Length 15 inches (39 cms).

 

£240.00

Cucumber Straightener B

European modern copy of the famed Cucumber Straightener.

Invented by Stephenson of Rocket fame 1845 having become frustrated with crooked cucumbers in his Tapton House gardens.

This one was manufactured in late 1900's possibly in Eastern Europe. Length 16 inches (40 cms). Perfect condition.

£60.00