Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Townsend Nursery: self-propelled shed

Harpenden-based Townsend Nursery just down the road from Shedworking HQ are distributors of Albany Sheds, Summerhouses, Playhouses and “Log Cabins” and are particularly proud of their garden office model. But I hope they'll understand that for this post we'll be concentrating more on one of their other shedlike atmospheres which is featured on Here's what owner Don Riley has to say about it:
"'Ted' is built around an old 'Work Horse' ride-on mower to which we welded a steel frame. The wooden part is a modified 6 foot by 4 foot 'Norfolk' shed built by Albany Sheds and this is bolted to the steel frame.'Ted' also features flashing amber lights, an electric klaxon horn and a smoking chimney. The chimney conceals the exhaust and smoke is produced by squirting "disco smoke" liquid onto the hot exhaust using an old windscreen washer pump and copper tubing. I drove 'Ted' in the recent Harpenden Carnival and to the best of my knowledge he is unique."

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