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The size of the item may be about 3 feet high.

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16 responses to “It’s #whatsitwednesday!”

  1. madeet says:

    I believe this is a tool to make ruts or rows in a garden to plant items you want in your garden. Dig a row, plant the seeds and then cover the seeds with soil.

  2. Plantations says:

    It’s absolutely a sidewalk lawn edger…. I had one, back in the day!

  3. caleurk says:

    Definitely a lawn edger.

  4. auntyem says:

    lawn edge trimmer

  5. flash472002 says:

    Lawn mower, though it’s rather narrow, so it’s probably for a more specialized purpose.

  6. bertram00 says:

    I think it’s for chalking lines on a sports field.

  7. Carriee says:

    I’ll go along with edger.

  8. Babycatcher says:

    Early lawn edger to get square edging between lawn and sidewalk

  9. duaneyoung54 says:

    Lawn Edger with a shortened Mower for close work.

  10. Martyiw says:

    Lawn edger.

  11. PPiman says:

    lawn edger

  12. Murl says:

    A lawn mower for edging a garden or along a sidewalk.

  13. TRay says:

    Notice the splotches of white: this is chalk. This itsy mower is designed for trimming the foul lines on a baseball field.

  14. OkiePoke says:

    Looks like a lawn edger to me.

  15. jvdl says:

    Lawn edger for side walk.

  16. Beejaycee says:

    Lawn care item. An old fashioned trimmer for edging the lawn. Looks like someone cut my manual mower in half!

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