EDWIN BUDDING A BRIEF HISTORY
Born 1796 in Eastington, Stroud Glos.
Parents Charles Brain Budding & Mary Beard,
Edwin died in 1846 aged 50 and did not see the full potential of his creations, only a few thousand mowers had been sold when he died, with the major move to mechanised mowing not coming until the 1860’s/70’s.
His invention had a great impact on the growth and development of sporting and leisure activities, and indeed gardening/horticulture.
In brief his inventions include……………….
The Lawnmower (1830) some of today’s fine turf mowers are of the same design. image here
A Pepper Box pistol (1827) the world’s earliest percussion revolver, preceding Colt’s patent by a decade.. image here
A machine for cutting vegetable substance (1840) image here
Improvements to the ‘Carding’ machine (1843) used in the woollen industry, which are still evident in today’s machines. image here
A screw adjustable wrench (1843) still produced today in a similar design. image here