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The fabric-lined cart from the 1950s
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Post# 1030443   4/21/2019 at 14:42 by appnut (TX)        

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Who remembers the "cart" on wheels whereby the "basket" was fabric and was used to take laundry out to be hung on the line.  I know there's been a discussion at some point about these and I cannot remember what they were.  Is there an equivalent sold today?   

Post# 1030447 , Reply# 1   4/21/2019 at 15:42 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Such as this?

The paternal step-grandmother had one.  The little wheels probably don't roll very well on a lush lawn.

A couple sources offer that type, and variations are available.

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Post# 1030453 , Reply# 2   4/21/2019 at 16:17 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

As I remember, the frame folded to provide a pocket for the sack of laundry and it was carried out to the line. It was mostly only rolled about inside on solid floors.

Post# 1030465 , Reply# 3   4/21/2019 at 17:24 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

These were discussed briefly about a week ago in the Imperial forum about the 1941 Life magazine article.

My mom mainly used hers in the basement. We had a laundry chute, and sometimes it was kept under it to catch the items, then rolled to the washer.

Post# 1030472 , Reply# 4   4/21/2019 at 18:00 by appnut (TX)        

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Glenn, Tom, and Tom, thank you very much.  That's what I remembered.  I'm needing something like that now to push around the house to get laundry from one end to the other.  I can only hold so much with one hand while cane is in the other and the walker doesn't hold much either.  

Post# 1030484 , Reply# 5   4/21/2019 at 19:11 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Have one vintage laundry cart as mentioned

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With a couple of NOS liners as well.

When vinyl liners came out housewives loved them because the plastic would keep their damp laundry from drying out. So you could have things in this cart next to ironing board/ironer and get at the job at hand.

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