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    Posted 8 months ago

    vintagelamp
    (787 items)

    Vintage Small Wheelbarrow

    Found this at a local antique's fair today. It looks great with plants in it!

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
      I love barrows and this is charming. Great colour, pinstriped, perfect for flowers.
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 months ago
      I don't believe that is a child's wheelbarrow from the span of the handles. Sears sold these back in the 30's and 40's. I pushed a good many loads of dirt in one of these. The sideboards come off so you can dump it left or right or take both off and load a wide item on it. They were low built and easy to load and tip to dump.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
      Agree with fhjr2 on the age-- the modern paint and pin stripe give it the appearance of an earlier piece.

      scott
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 months ago
      fhrjr2,
      Thank you! Very well could be. I tried pushing it but it was very hard to bend over that far.

      scottvez,
      Will have to look into this further. Thanks for the comment. I love it either way.

    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 months ago
      Vintagelamp as I said above, they were very low built and I will add they were a royal pain to push on dirt or sand. The tire was solid and narrow and would sink into the ground from the weight. The way this one is painted I would say someone modified it for a yard decoration. The one we had was originally painted red.
    6. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 months ago
      fhrjr2,
      Thanks for the information. I initially told the antique dealer that I believed it was from the 20s 0r 30s. He insisted that it was earlier, pointing out the way that it was built. Anyway, it doesn't really matter. I edited the title etc. Appreciated!
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 months ago
      vintagelamp believe it or not, at my age I would rather have one of these than the newer ones. These were easy to side dump rather than lifting and flipping it nose first.
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 months ago
      fhrjr2,
      Just glad I'm not using it for work purposes :)
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 months ago
      This is so nice, I understand why you like and enjoy it. I would too.
    10. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 8 months ago
      Elisabethan,
      Many, many thanks for your kind comments!

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