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English. 20C. Pine wood and 4 handles for 2 man carrying of plant pots. L 42 inches (97cms) x W 23.5 inches (60cms).
Leather knife Holster with retaining strap and belt fixing.
English early 20C. Wood and Steel. For picking and dragging sacks for sorting.
English. Late 20C. Classic small Sussex Trug. Chestnut and Hazel. Copper rivets. In 1851, Thomas Smith a trug maker from Herstmonceaux Sussex exhibited at the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace. L 10 inches (26cms) x W 7 inches (18cms) x H 7 inches (18cms).
Cucumber Trug. Sussex UK. 1920. L 18 inches (46cms) x W 7 inches (18cms) x H 9.25 inches (23.5cms).
English. 1920’s. Strawberry Trug. Sussex UK. L 9 inches (23cms) x W 9 inches (23cms) x H 8 inches (20cms).
British. 2004. Sussex Trug.
Strawberry Trug. Cream painted chestnut. L 9 inches (23cms) x W 9 inches (23cms) x H 8 inches (20cms).
English. Late 20C. Sussex Trug. Small size. L 6.75 inches (17cms) x W 5.75 inches (14.5cms) x H 5.5 inches (13.5cms).
English. Late 20C. Sussex Trug small size. L 8 inches (20cms) x W 4.7 inches (12cms) x H 5.5 inches (13.5cms).
English. Late 20C. Chestnut and hazel.
English. Mid 20C. Large size Sussex Trug. Natural Chestnut and green pastel stained Hazel. Copper rivets. In 1851, Thomas Smith a trug maker from Herstmonceaux Sussex exhibited at the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace. L 26 inches (66cms) x W 15 inches (38cms) x H 13.5 inches (34cms).
English. Early 20C. Steel and wood. Repainted in red and green. L 51 inches (130cms) x H 21.5 inches (55cms).
C1900. Wheeled Carrier. Traces of green paint. Wood with steel struts and steel tyre. 5 feet 8 inches (170cms).
English. 20C. Toy wheelbarrow with painted design.
The 13th century wall paintings at St. Faith’s Priory in Norfolk uniquely show probably the oldest depiction of a wheelbarrow in Western art. The Chinese are considered to have invented the wheelbarrow and the first evidence of usage in Europe is recorded in the 13th century.
The Sub-images are from ‘The Compleat Florist by Louis Liger D’Auxerre 1706. 2 man Hand Barrow. The image text states ‘A gardener uses this when he has occasion to carry into the greenhouse, trees or shrubs set in boxes which a man can’t carry on his arm. Tis likewise of use for carrying dung upon the beds. Ref; Hand Barrow A.
French. 20C. Green painted. Metal clad wooden wheel. L 66 inches (168cms) x W 24 inches (61cms) x H 23 inches (69cms).