19000001_0203
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A spade with an articulated foot to reduce strain

Reference

19000001_0203

Production year

1920

Max. size

67.73 x 50.77 cm / 300 dpi

Caption

A spade with an articulated foot to reduce strain. It aimed to make gardening work easier to bear and was fitted with a pedal, a cam, and a lever. When the lever is activated, the cam turns, thus dumping earth to the side. Office national des recherches scientifiques et industrielles et des inventions. Extract from the book Inventions 1915-1939 by Luce Lebart.

Scientific topics

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