This antique Louden Junior hay trolley, made in Fairfield, Iowa, is in excellent vintage condition. There are no breaks, cracks, or welds to its cast-iron components. Everything spins, rotates, and pivots as it should.
As seen in the close-up photos, the trolley patent date appears to be FEB 8 89, though it is hard to read; the patent date on the drop pulley is easier to see, and appears to be FEB 20 94. We are confident this sturdy trolley is more than 100 years old.The trolley and its matching drop pulley were disassembled and cleaned. Then all parts were inspected; a light coat of drying oil was hand-rubbed into each part to accentuate and preserve its authentic rusty patina. I t comes with clean 1 rope, the same kind it was originally intended to be used with. You'll be hard-pressed to ever find one like it in better shape. It rolls and displays nicely supported on a pair of common 3/4 angle iron, available at any hardware store. This was a popular hay trolley back in the late 1800s and early 1900s -- a testament to its effectiveness and durability. Height of trolley only: 11. Height of trolley with drop pulley hanging down as shown in photos: 22. Weight with drop pulley and rope: 22.45 pounds.
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 "RESTORED 1890s antique LOUDEN JUNIOR HAY TROLLEY vtg barn farm carrier withROPE" is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 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.