Lee Valley Tools Woodworking Newsletter
Vol. 2, Issue 2
November 2007
From the Archive

Excerpt from Popular Mechanics Shop Notes, Volume 17, 1921.

Hook Pulls Snow from Roof

With the easily made device shown in the illustration, snow can be removed from a roof without dangerous climbing. Two boards are hinged together and fastened to the end of a long pole. The "hook" is pushed into the snow with the boards folded against the pole. When the contrivance is pulled downward by the operator, who stands on the ground, the boards extend, and a mass of snow is shoved in front of them. A length of rope prevents their spreading too far.

Snow removal device
Device for removing snow from roofs: as the pole is pulled downward,
the boards extend and a large area is cleaned.

Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an article published in 1921. It describes what was recommended in accordance with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it, please consider this fact.

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