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    Posted 3 years ago

    Malatero2
    (52 items)

    This is a wooden row cart. It is old but it is hard to figure out how old. It may be a wooden cart someone built out of the parts of a row cart in shop class? Any
    thoughts?

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    Comments

    1. pickersofnc pickersofnc, 3 years ago
      Maybe early pinewood derby ? Just a thought
    2. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      Irish mail cart / hand car

      examples and ads:
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-irish-mail-cart-push-cart-2000103131

      https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/1959-garton-speedster/

    3. Malatero2 Malatero2, 3 years ago
      TallCakes,, Thank you so much. Your first link allowed me to find more info and several pictures of similar carts. considering it is between 60 and 70 years old, I think it is in pretty good shape. I had originally purchased it at GW (Goodwill) with the idea of putting it in the garden but a friend talked me out of it. I covered it in linseed oil to stabilize the wood and stored it instead. And now I know...
      Irish mail cart/push car circa 1950. Made by Whitneyville Wagon Co. Alto, MI
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      you did a nice job restoring the wood and it appears that you have the original wheels, which is a plus as well...
    5. Gillian, 3 years ago
      How is this cart a "Mail" cart?
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      to quote Merriam-Webster
      Definition of Irish mail
      : a 3- or 4-wheeled toy vehicle activated by a hand lever
    7. Gillian, 3 years ago
      Oh it's a toy - thank you TallCakes! I'll have a look around ye olde www too.

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