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, 1979

The supply situation in the GDR frequently triggered the most sophisticated instances of technological creativity. Electrical lawnmowers from the factory were difficult to procure and very expensive. Time for some DIY. The technical expertise had come along with the job training and the workplace had all the right tools. What would you have needed for a self-built lawnmower in 1979? The chassis was forged at work. The undercarriage consists of wheels from a doll carriage which could be purchased individually. The engine of the spinner was extracted from a laundry machine of Czech origin. It is a "braked engine" with speed control. The blade is a replacement part for the conventional lawnmower "Trolli". A phased-out vacuum cleaner supplied the power cable. A handwheel for the blade and the mounting for rolling up the cable were secured from a fire extinguisher. On and off switch as well as brake are spare parts for other devices. When the wall fell, the lawnmower faced competition from the hardware store. So, it took to the storage room - until it came to the museum.

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