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Posted 5 years ago


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This cute wheelbarrow was in the back of our cellar, with a set of old TV tables in. It has a dirt floor house was built 1803. This house was in our family from 1863 and had a garden and the father had a house built beside here for his son who had a garden 1900. The wood is so dry because we get no water in the cellar ever. I wonder what year these were made look like around 1940s. Any help?

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    You are close on the date. They were still being sold in the 50's & 60's. The sides came off so you could tip it side ways and dump it or dump it like a regular wheel barrow. They were handy but hard to push in loose soil with a load in them.
  2. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Thanks, should i leave the rust on the wheel. no use taking off if i leave it outside. but i would put in barn?
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    I would clean up the rust and either do an oil rub on the wheel or give it a rub down with stove black if it was mine. You can still buy these, same color etc. but the new ones have a balloon type tire. We used to take both sides off to move some wide stuff. The most common ones were painted red then somewhere along the line they started painting them green also. They made really nice blisters on your hands if you had to use them all day. In my teens I pushed one of these six days a week clearing stones from a field.
  4. stefdesign stefdesign, 5 years ago
    It would look wonderful sitting on a porch filled with flowers. MY porch, lol!
  5. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
    I love it too -- can I borrow it after Steph?
  6. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    Hi all I am in the North East lets get this cutie to all 4 corners of the USA. Wheelbarrow will travel!!!!!!
  7. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    I think this is a John Derre wheelbarrow saved by my wife's father, he worked on a farm as a teenager for summers. And brought farm stuff home every year he went when the cousins died who owned the farm he went back and took pictures and some papers from the farm. As a remembrance this was saved in back of our cellar by him for all these years he must have used this as a kid on the farm, I have posted the chicken farm stamp and the pictures here of the WW1 soldier he owned the farm and no children. Well loved by our family. My wifes father had John Derre trackers all his life, i did post his FOBS here also.

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