Kōrero: Farm mechanisation

Sharpening blade shears

Sharpening blade shears

Two men sharpen blade shears on a manually operated grindstone at Grasmere Station, near Cass in Canterbury, in 1944. Blade shears are one manual tool still used in the 2000s. High-country sheep cannot be shorn too closely because they have to withstand lower temperatures, so blades are often used rather than shearing machines.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-000882; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Machines powered by humans and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/18367/sharpening-blade-shears (accessed 1 December 2021)

He kōrero nā James Watson, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008