Identifying an old cart, possibly Italian... Looking for help

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Robert D., May 29, 2024.

  1. Robert D.

    Robert D. New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking for some help with identifying an old cart I purchased 10-15 years ago. The cart was purchased in Chicago from someone whose sister worked at a high-end clothing store on Oak St. in Chicago. They claimed the cart came from Italy and was used as a display piece in their Chicago store for years. I can't find a comparable cart selling in the States and don't have a clue of the history, origin, value, etc...

    If anyone knows of this, I'd happily take what you know.

    Thanks much.


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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Welcome Robert. I hope you don't mind I've added the photo from your PDF. Most people here don't like clicking links. Always preferred to post images directly to the thread.

    Here is some help with uploading images for future reference.
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  3. Robert D.

    Robert D. New Member

    Very much appreciated, thank you!
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  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

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  5. Robert D.

    Robert D. New Member

    Thanks again. I've browsed google many times but still haven't seen one that matches this. Thinking it may be a foreign cart but remaining hopeful someone has information to share.
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it has only been a day....... stay hopeful...... as we're not all here..all the time, and many members have yet to see it !!:):)

    can you check the wheels for any foundry marks ?
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  7. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    It would be helpful to add the dimensions of the cart overall, and the diameter of the wheels, etc.
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    When I do a Google search I find many, many similars. What do you consider to be distinctive about yours?

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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    those square peg holes are unique.....imo.
  10. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Hi, @Robert D. and welcome to Antiquers!

    Which store is it? If they are still in business, you could ask somebody there for more information. Ask somebody who has been there since before you purchased it.
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