All of its parts move and function as they should. After meticulously cleaning and lubricating the trolley, we lightly oiled it to preserve its incredible chocolate-brown rust patina. The trolley is solid and functional, but shows a few concessions to age in the form of four small cracks in its thin upper sections, all shown in close-up photos.
The wheels that ride on the beam are no longer perfectly parallel with each other, but they still sit nicely on a wood beam as intended. You could put this old guy back to work, but at this point in this approximately 135-year-old trolley's life we recommend giving it a vacation, and using it for display only. This old-timer is a relatively rare trolley--not an easy one to find. Please message us if you have any questions; we love our customers!That's because we use plenty of quality packing materials, and know through years of experience how to pack. The item "1800s Antique PORTER WOOD BEAM HAY TROLLEY vtg barn farm tool hay carrier EARLY" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Pulleys, Block & Tackle". The seller is "industrial-antiquities" and is located in Urbandale, Iowa. This item can be shipped to United States.