Wheelbarrow

Haemmerlin

Established 1867

Founded in 1867 by Charles Haemmerlin as a metal foundry and workshop in Saverne, France, Haemmerlin is a manufacturer of various equipment used on construction sites. Initially manufacturing wrought iron gates, baker’s ovens, charcoal extinguishers, kneading troughs and fountains, Haemmerlin developed a new product, the wheelbarrow. Pioneering the manufacture of wheelbarrows, Haemmerlin became the first on the French market to produce this type of innovative equipment. The Haemmerlin wheelbarrow was an instant success and gradually grew out to become one of the most useful and reliable garden products.

Trivia:
* the logo of the little man pushing his wheelbarrow appeared in 1950. In the days he was smoking a pipe. In 1982, recognising the harms of tobacco to health, the little man gave up smoking and replaced his pipe with a flower.

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© Haemmerlin, Romilly-sur-Andelle, France

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