LOUDEN Hay Trolley, Rail, Hay Fork, Wood Pulley & Rope & 3 Rail Brackets - MINT. LOUDEN Hay Trolley, Rail, Hay Fork, Wood Pulley & Rope & 3 Rail Brackets - EXCELLENT / MINT Condition This complete hay tool -- Louden Machinery Co. As shown in the accompanying photos it remains in EXCELLENT/ MINT condition.
(1) Hay Trolley (Carrier) (1) Hay Fork (1) Wood Pulley (1) 1 Thick Rope 15'-16' in length (1) Rail (3) Rail Brackets and is a rare find both due to its completeness AND its outstanding functional condition rending this tool ready for display, and/or use. A century ago, nearly every farm operation revolved around the barn. Animals were housed, fed, milked and otherwise cared for in what was generally the largest structure on the farm. Haymows were the primary storehouse for grain and loose stacks of prairie hay harvested every year.
Hay carriers were used to move loads of hay (held by a sling or fork) from a wagon into the barn for storage. The carriers traveled along track: first wood beams and then, beginning in the 1890s, steel rail. And every carrier depended on a pulley to raise and lower the load. The advent of mechanized farm equipment, like tractors, balers and conveyor systems, has made those early tools obsolete.
A lot of them have already been buried in a pile, along with the barns they were used in. Manufacturers produced as many as 500 different hay carriers, and Louden Machinery Co.That's why so many companies made them. So, should you win DO NOT PAY FOR THIS ITEM UNTIL AN INVOICE IS ISSUED. _gsrx_vers_566 GS 6.7.1 (566). The item "LOUDEN Hay Trolley, Rail, Hay Fork, Wood Pulley & Rope & 3 Rail Brackets MINT" is in sale since Monday, January 25, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Pulleys, Block & Tackle". The seller is "cg-23" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.