Founded in 1886 by John Haws of Clapton, Haws manufactures professional watering cans that set the standard. John Haws invented a watering can that was much easier to carry and tip, and at the same time being much cleaner. As watering was all done by hand in those days, there was a clear need for a good range of watering cans and the new Haws models found a ready market.
John Haws based his design and method of manufacture on a French made waterpot and designed a can with perfect balance. Whether full, half full or empty the can could be used without undue strain to the operator. To this day, the original design has not been altered in any major way. To meet the competition from companies imitating the Haws design, Haws spent a good deal of time perfecting the design of the roses, both oval and round, such that they were suitable for watering newly sown seeds, delicate seedlings and small plants.
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