A wonderful vintage hay loader for your collection!!!! This trolley would run along steel tracks, loading and unloading loose hay or hay bales. This trolley is about 20 inches tall (without the drop pulley measured) and the trolley is about 21 inches wide. HISTORICAL SKETCHIn 1883, Henry L. Ferris invented and patented a hay carrier while working at his dairy, the Cold Spring Creamery, near Alden, Illinois.
As news of the carrier spread through thefarming community, a number of men visited Ferris with the thought of forming a businessventure. Hunt, associated with his father-in-law, Nathan B.
Helm, in a hardware storein Harvard, Illinois, suggested that Ferris set up shop in the basement of the store formanufacturing the carrier, and he and Helm would sell the merchandise from the floor above. In 1888 the company built a new and larger manufacturing facility on the south side ofFront Street. Continued prosperity meant continued growth; they built additional buildings, andby 1898, constructed their first three story building.Product innovation allowed the partners tobuy out the Church Hay Tool Company of Harvard prior to the turn of the century. Finally, Hunt, Helm and Ferris decided to incorporate in 1902. Since farmers referred to the companys merchandise as the Star line of farmsteadequipment, Hunt, Helm and Ferris renamed the corporation Starline in 1931. The item "OLD VINTAGE ANTIQUE HUNT HELM & FERRIS 1916 HAY TROLLEY BARN CARRIER RARE" is in sale since Saturday, February 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Pulleys, Block & Tackle".
The seller is "idchase66" and is located in Owatonna, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.