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  • Minus the two stand legs at the front, very much so.
    Thanks for your time,
    dusty miller

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    • Originally posted by Dusty Miller View Post
      Minus the two stand legs at the front, very much so.
      The very word ‘barrow’ describes a hand cart. Perhaps at one time these were carts drawn by donkeys, and then the shafts were shortened and the stands were added?

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      • ‘orse? Wot ‘orse?

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        • https://spitalfieldslife.com/2016/10...ller-brothers/

          https://spitalfieldslife.com/2010/03...-spitalfields/

          These were very much hand carts for market traders. Not the sort of thing you’d hitch Black Beauty to and trot off to Crystal Palace.

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            Thanks for your time,
            dusty miller

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            • Originally posted by Dusty Miller View Post
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              I can’t see those images for some reason, Dusty.

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              • Not sure why, but I don't want to disrupt this "Polly" thread anymore as it's been really useful so far.
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                Thanks for your time,
                dusty miller

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                • That’s better. Thanks.

                  It’s only a few random posts, Dusty, I’m sure no one will mind. The top cart does look very similar and you can see how the shafts have been added to allow for the hitching of the donkey. Perhaps some had foldable legs that could be pulled down to turn the cart into a stall.

                  Are there any representations of D’s cart that shows it as a coster’s barrow with shafts added? (A new thread perhaps?)

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