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Swoe

Hoe
1959 (designed), 1963 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The stainless steel blade in the form of a trapezoid is attached to an aluminium pole by a stainless steel rod set at an angle. The pole of extruded aluminium, anodised bright red, turns downwards at the top and is capped by a grey, rubber grip.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stailnless steel, forged, extruded aluminium, moulded rubber grip.
Brief Description
Swoe garden tool, stainless steel, aluminium and rubber, designed by Hulme Chadwick and manufactured by Wilkinson Sword, Bridgend, 1963.
Physical Description
The stainless steel blade in the form of a trapezoid is attached to an aluminium pole by a stainless steel rod set at an angle. The pole of extruded aluminium, anodised bright red, turns downwards at the top and is capped by a grey, rubber grip.
Dimensions
  • Length: 58in
Production typeMass produced
Credit line
Gift of the manufacturer.
Object history
Historical significance: Winner of a CoID Design of the Year award, 1959.
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.454-1963

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record createdApril 26, 2011
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