Monday, September 13, 2010
What Is This?
We saw someone moving this peculiar metal object on Gloucester Street yesterday, but the fellow went back inside before we had a chance to ask him what it was. I'm pretty familiar with most of the merchandise in the 1902 Sears-Roebuck Catalog (we had a reprint when I was a kid), and decades of going to Brimfield have taught me a thing or two, but this thing has me stumped. It appears to be iron, and must be hinged at the top. There are a couple of flimsy-looking, rusted wheels at ground level, but there are more hanging off the sides at the top.
If you know what this is, and why anyone would keep it in a small Back Bay apartment, please comment!