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John Albert Burr
John Albert Burr patented the rotary-blade lawn mower.
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By Mary Bellis

On May 9, 1899, John Albert Burr patented an improved rotary blade lawn mower. Burr designed a lawn mower with traction wheels and a rotary blade that was designed to not easily get plugged up from lawn clippings. John Albert Burr also improved the design of lawn mowers by making it possible to mow closer to building and wall edges. You can view U.S. patent 624,749 issued to John Albert Burr below.

John Albert Burr - patent for the first rotary-blade lawn mower

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