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Object Number: 
1937.70
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 45 1/2 x 20 x 10 in. ( 115.6 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm )
Description: 
Oak handcart with hand-shaped handles; wooden axle and wheels held together with metal pin.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this handcart belonged to Gerrittsen's Tide Mill located on Mill Pond in Flatlands, Brooklyn. It was used to move bags and barrels around the mill until about 1917. The records state that the object could not date from before 1850.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Oliver E. Kreiger
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group