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Found this plaque at work today. 

John Ferrabee of the Phoenix iron works was in partnership with Edwin Beard Budding, and he was the one who did all the casting for the first lawnmower. The pair also created the adjustable spanner! 

This plaque is in Stroud cemetery, Edwin is buried in Dursley. 

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An interesting plaque with the archaic word "relict"  - for widow.

If anyone has an interest in the history of adjustable spanners , there's a man named Ron Geesin who has a collection of over 3000 and has written a book on the subject.

The Adjustable Spanner, History and origins.ISBN 978 1 78500 035 5

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