Lee Valley Tools    Gardening Newsletter
   Vol. 8, Issue 1
   January 2013
 
   Interesting Reads
 



Excerpt from American Agriculturist, Volume 38, 1879

A Handy Drying Rack

  A Handy Drying Rack

An ingenious improvement on the ordinary styles of drying horses in use at the back door of every thrifty farm-house, is represented in the engraving. It consists simply in a light buggy wheel that has served its time in its first field of usefulness, mounted on a low post. The upper end of the post is made to receive the hub like the axle of the wheel. At the door where we saw the one from which this sketch is made, were two of these wheel driers — if we coin a word — one for cloths and the other for dairy utensils. As the maid stands with her pile of pans and handful of cloths, she places them on the wheel one by one, revolving it to suit her motions. It is a convenient and efficient contrivance, and very easily provided, as any one can get it up without expense.

 
     
   Other Articles from this Issue
 
 
  • Knot Gardens
  •  
  • Hedges: Not Just a Boundary
  •  
  • Return to Newsletter Home
  •  
       New Arrivals
     
    Felco® Pruner Winbag® Air Wedge Make Your Own Ukulele Gripstick™ Clips
     
    Felco® Pruner
    Winbag®
    Air Wedge
    Make Your
    Own Ukulele
    Gripstick™
    Clips
     
    The Original Gripper Mud Gloves Block Printing Techniques for Linoleum and Wood Prowler Owl Solitary Pollen Bee Nest
     
    The Original
    Gripper Mud Gloves
    Block Printing
    Techniques
    Prowler Owl
    Solitary
    Pollen Bee Nest

        News & Events  
     
     
         Mailing Soon

       Join Our Advisory Panel
     
     
        Features
      What is It?
    Interesting Reads
    Customer Letters
    From the Garden
     
        Subscriber Services
     
     
     
      Subscribe

    Privacy Policy

    Newsletter Archive