I was going through my hand held edgers and thought I would post this small American version - The following information is from the History of Colorado website: Planet Junior No. 2 Lawn Edger Maker :S.L. Allen & Co. Inc Country :United States of America. Locale :Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 1930-1950. Description : Long wooden bar with rounded short sides, made of oak with a light golden varnish. At one end, two black iron bars are fastened to wood via two black bolts on either of the wide flat sides. A steel disk is inserted between the two bars, secured via a smaller centre disk which is fastened to the larger one along one side with a central bolt and 3 small rivets around the centre. Handle is curved at far end where grip is intended. The description could be for the Junior No 1 and the differences between No1 and No2 need to be verified. ( I can confirm that the No2 refers to the second implement produced by SL Allen and not the second model of edger. Strangely the company incrementally numbered each model irrespective of type with the next number in line. I have informed the website.) Inscription : embossed along wooden handle: "Planet Jr. MADE IN U.S.A. NO. 2 EDGER TRADE MARK REG. U.S This edger was manufactured by the S.L. Allen company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which manufactured the "Planet Junior" line of small-scale tools for home gardening and agriculture, including hand-propelled tillers, ploughs, and lawn mowers. The company was founded by the inventor Samuel Leeds Allen in 1868, and the Planet Junior name arose from a small fertilizer and seed-dropper drill he invented which first received that name. This No. 2 edger was used to maintain the smooth edges of lawns, vegetable and flower beds, and operates like a pizza-cutter by pushing the handle forward to rotate the disk and cut a smooth line through turf.
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Planet Junior Edger No.2