Two Men Went To Mow by Clive Gravett
Hand Signed by Clive Gravett to a Signature Page
New & Unread - Published 2018
A story of two excessive men, born 157 years apart, both obsessed with the lawn mower. Edwin Beard Budding 1796-1846 its ingenious inventor & Clive Gravett the author, whose passion for the lawn mower & indeed its inventor has led to a Museum & Charity both dedicated to his hero, not to mention his vast collection of mowers spanning 150 years.This book tells the story of this world changing piece of machinery which has impacted on all of our lives, in particular the many turf based sports, would Cristiano Ronaldo be earning his millions if we were still using the scythe to cut grass? We are taken on extraordinary & informative journey as the mower developed, linking in with social history and indeed many famous and sometimes infamous people Osama Bin Laden for instance!
About the Author: Clive Gravett resigned from the rat race in 2004 to start his own horticultural business, aninterest in gardening history & particularly lawn mowers gradually emerged retiring in 2016 after founding a charity to support young people in need and opening the Museum of Gardening, both dedicated to Edwin Beard Budding inventor of the lawn mower in 1830. Clive has since emerged as one of the leading worldwide authorities on lawnmower history, regularly giving talks/lectures and writing articles on the Subject.
Format: Hardback Edition
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