Lawn Mower Essay

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The tool that I want to talk about is the lawn mower because this tool has become a sort of an icon, an important tool in the American culture since the 18th century till today. Even though, that the lawn mower like the beautiful turf grass lawns all came from Britain not from America as most think (Johnson, 2007). Furthermore, when the American’s first started to have lawns they realized that there had to be in a kind of informality to the lawns that would keep them looking all clean and the same length. Therefore, in the 18th century the scythe was the tool used for cutting the grass in this time period because it was the greatest technique so far, however it took an amount of time to do the job so something had to be gotten done (IpCreate, …show more content…
This lawn mower was really handy but was not being consumed by many men for the reason that it was in the time of the economic depression (History of the Lawn Mower, 2016). So as men during World War II went to fight to war the wife were left to take care of the lawn as all the other house chores (History of the Lawn Mower, 2016). After coming from war the men did not want to cut the lawns anymore due to that they still had the old fashion lawn mowers that they had to push and nagged that cutting the lawn was a woman thing since they did not have the gasoline powered lawn mower (History of the Lawn Mower, 2016). Therefore, the women showed their husband the way towards the American hardware stores that were across for the search of the gasoline powered lawn mower (History of the Lawn Mower, 2016). The men now having the gasoline powered lawn mower used it as "A chore that was often pawned off onto the boy in the family. And this was a way of demonstrating a kind of insipient manhood" Steinberg says (Johnson, 2007). Therefore, like a lot of men were handing this chore to their boys in the suburbs the lawn mower brands like Lawn Boy started to become icons (Johnson, …show more content…
Not being careful with lawn mowers can cause “Contact with the moving blades or the engine[and] can result in a wide range of injuries, including burns, broken bones, and even amputation of limbs” (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016). In the U.S. by 2010 the lawn mowers injured “more than 235,000 adults and 17,000 children” (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016). It’s been recognized that riding a lawn mower has caused the most injuries than the pushing lawn mowers due to that they are most likely to collapse over and can run over the person that was sitting on it (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,

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