LinebOriginal Lineberry Industrial Factory Cart Authentic & Professionally Restored
This cart is an early 1900's industrial originally manufactured by the Lineberry Foundry & furniture Co.The founder of these wonderful carts was a man by the name of Charles Francis Lineberry. He was born on March 15th, 1878 in Randolph, NC. For most of his life he operated a foundry. It was in the early 1900's that he started the Lineberry Foundry & Furniture Company in N. Wilkesboro, NC.
The Great Industrial Revolution began during the turn of the 20th century and brought on massive changes to our country. Products and textiles rapidly went from being slowly hand crafted, to being mass produced in a fraction of the time. These carts were used in factories all over America to move textiles, materials and parts around the factory floors. History is faithfully preserved in these wonderful old workhorse carts. These carts are a celebration of our nation's industrial past and the workers who built this country. Each one of these carts is a piece of our national history, a true icon of the 20th century.
Who would have ever imagined these carts would be called back to use as interesting and fashionable furniture in our homes? The antique beauty of these carts used as coffee tables is really amazing after a thorough professional restoration.
About the Factory Cart:
I am offering one of the various Lineberry factory cart models as shown in the listing photographs. The size of the Lineberry cart is approximately 52" in length 27" Wide and 16" tall, weighing about 175 lbs... The hardware corners and wheels are all original forged cast iron. These carts were mostly constructed with oak but other solid hardwoods were also used in the original construction
I am a millwright professional by trade with over 25 years experience building custom furniture including all other types of custom millwork. I began manufacturing in 1985. I closed my factory in 2009 due to the downturn in our economy. Since then I have remained active marketing my woodworking machinery and equipment along with over 100 factory carts that I used in my plant. Last summer I decided and began restoring my Lineberry factory carts a little at a time two or three per month to keep myself busy marketing them on eBay along with my other equipment
First off the forged iron castings and wheels are removed from the cart and brushed cleaned. Next the castings are treated with inhibitor sealer not a black paint. This finish treatment preserves the iron and displays the unique beauty of the carts sturdy metal construction. Before the castor mounts are reinstalled on the cart ends, we first drill and tap each one using a ¼-20 hex head socket cap set screw into the side of the castor mount which allows you to position the castor wheel any way it is designed to move and lock it in place. A simple allen wrench is used to set the screw and one is included with the cart.
Next step the hardwood is sanded to remove the splinters and debris, splits or cracks are glued clamped and repaired properly. Now
antique furniture finish. By careful restoration, our carts become gorgeous recreations of a type never dreamed by the original manufacturer. This process brings a tireless working partner back into this century in a new life of functionality. treated with several undercoats sanded fine and last finished off with three clear top coats of a dull rubbed effect lacquer. The results are a natural looking high quality
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