boot scraper

boot scraper

A horizontal metal plate set in a small frame, once located near the front steps of most buildings; used to scrape dirt or mud from the bottoms of shoes or boots before entering the building; common before the advent of paved streets.
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Tip BURY your broken spade handle-down into ground near your back door to use as a welly boot scraper.
Among her stranger gifts were a large wooden coffee grinder and bristle-brush boot scraper.
A stone boot scraper was stolen from outside a rear door.
WHERE can I find an old-fashioned boot scraper to keep by the front door?
Set into the front doorstep of my house (and most other 19th century houses in London) is an iron contrivance called a boot scraper.
Ordinary doormats simply can't handle serious muck, but you can clean out packed dirt from even the deepest boot treads with this boot scraper made from 2x4s.
Depending on your soil, you may be able to pound the boot scraper straight into the ground or you may need to dig a hole first and backfill.
The Import Speciality Products Group, recently acquired by Dan River, has transformed the coir mat into a boot scraper, available in a variety of sizes and three-dimensional animal shapes.
It's just the thing in winter, as is this cast iron boot scraper, which will stop the mud from your walk following you inside.
BOOTIFUL Cast iron boot scraper by Dibor, PS28, Not on the High
The Bosmere boot scraper features folding step plates at both sides which allow you to steady the scraper by standing on it with your free foot.
While the church, known as the Bulfinch Church after architect Charles Bulfinch, owns the steeple, the Paul Revere bell, the historic horsesheds and even the boot scrapers at the entrance to the building, the clock is owned by the town.