Hello...need help please

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philandteena

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Hi!

My name is Teena and my fiance Phil bought what looks like an old railroad baggage cart. We wondering if we put a picture of it up anyone could tell us what it is and what its worth.

Thanks!!
 

philandteena

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Oh thank you!! I have been searching for hours with no luck and ran across this forum. Should I post the picture here or is there a specific thread for that?
 

philandteena

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Ok....so I am at work and have been trying all day to get these pics uploaded but unfortunately I dont have "permission" to do so. I Will include a similar picture I found on the internet. We were told it is a railroad baggage cart from the mid to late nineteenth century. It is a flat wooden "wagon" type thing with 4 large spoked wheels and a handle similar to a wagons. The wheels and handle are metal...maybe iron? One wheel has "Clark 1012" written on it. We are going to have it appraised today but I was hoping to get some additional information before we went. Thanks to any help anyone can offer with my limited information.
 

philandteena

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Thanks Cliffs....well we had an antique appraiser look at it and he said it isnt a baggage cart. He said it is a very heavy duty factory cart. It was constructed to hold hundreds of pounds. The steel wheels have cement on them that probably helped it keep traction. I am now wondering if "Clark 1012" on the wheel is significant. I guess I will never know. Its a very cool looking cart.
 

mrmoose

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"Clark" is a notable forklift manufacturer, and this may have been pre-forklift days built. Try lookin' up company records or history to see what they built before forklifts were in vogue. Just a reach, but ya' never know.:rolleyes:
 

philandteena

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Thanks mrmoose. I think that it was made by Clark Equipment Company...if not the whole cart at least the wheel. The cart as a whole and the wheel alone were definitely in the product line. Thanks again for your input!
 




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