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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:12 pm 
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... of city life is home/shop delivery.

Since I don't own a pickup truck, and I'm now at the age where loading and unloading a half dozen sheets of 3/4" plywood is a good bet to ruin my whole day, I'm happy to take advantage of the free delivery service offered by my favorite lumber store. One of the advantages of living in a big city like Seattle is that there are four lumber stores within a 15 minute delivery window of my shop.

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I was going to get a picture of the delivery guy earning his $10 tip, but I got caught up in the loading of my sheet goods cart.

Speaking of the cart; in these days of high tech polyurethane casters, it's very satisfying to push a load like this around with one finger, thanks to a pair of large diameter antique cast iron wheels. The wheels have just a hint of crown to them so that the ground contact is actually quite small. That, combined with the diameter and hardness of cast iron make for a very efficient transfer of effort. I wouldn't trade my antique warehouse cart for any modern version. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:58 am 
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Tom,
That looks like the carts made by Nutting Truck and Caster here in Faribault Minnesota. My father-in-law worked for them as a core maker for over thirty years.
The company is no longer in business so treat it gently. They are collectible around here. Old technology rules. :) :-D
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:09 pm 
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Hey Norm,

It is indeed a Nutting cart. They were made for over 90 years by the same factory, and for good reason, they work! You can see a vintage advertisement for them on my website.

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