Just a brief history how I got this cart.
Over the years I attended auctions and sales at store closings, whatever.
Somewhere around 1995-96, a Playworld store in Rockville Centre NY, was closing its doors and I purchased some merchandise from them.
They were also selling off fixtures. When strolling around the basement, (yeah, the manager said sure, go ahead), I found this old cart sitting in the far corner.
I purchased it.
This Playworld store was originally a Bohack supermarket before it became a playworld in 1971 or 1972. There were bad rumors associated with the bohack, probably just nonsense rumors, I wont go into stuff I cant believe.
Anyway, the cart with a few others Ive purchased sat in my basement.(my old store)
Last year, the building next to me had a sewer line break, and my basement as well flooded with raw sewerage. This cart sat in the water for weeks.
(Along with others)
When I had the metal scrap dealer last week, he emptied all the old rusted iron out of the basement, including this cart, but I told him I wanted to hold onto it, just because I thought about the casters. When I got them home, they were just too rusty, but they worked fine. I sprayed them with wd40.
I contacted Dave, asked him how to clean up really thick rust on the bed of this cart.
He told me to purchase some PB blaster and use steel wool. so I did.
while cleaning it today, I found stamped in the metal, property of HC Bohack.
I just thought that was cool, maybe this thing is 100 years old. I think if a car hit it head on, it would remain intact and the car would smash up.
So I cleaned it up a bit, sprayed it cherry red, and have no clue what to do with it yet. Like I said, just thought it was cool, never know, it could be part of rumored history.
I was told to remain indoors and dont dare touch machinery today since my therapy was put off till evening today. People tend to be weak and sluggish during IV therapy. I dont believe everything people tell me.
I denailed the pine I salvaged(maybe a waste of time) and cleaned up this cart so far today, so much for the weakness crap.
I will finally start the beds next week. Take a look at this thing, any idea how old it may be?
(hey, I know this is boring to some, but I find old things interested, no matter what they are but are authentic, and I just liked the stamp property of)