In my carpenter work I have many odd jobs, which makes it necessary to call a drayman for hauling the chest of tools each way, and this added expense on small jobs makes them unprofitable. To eliminate this expense I constructed a tool-chest cart that can be easily pushed along on a sidewalk, paved street, or smooth roadway, by hand.
The frame of the cart is made from 1/2-in. pipe set on 20-in. bicycle wheels using pneumatic tires. The wheels are set far enough forward so that there is considerable weight on the post at the rear when standing still. When lifted, the handle is of convenient height for pushing, and it balances well on the wheels.
It is much easier to push the cart than to carry a few tools in a hand box on the shoulder, and when I arrive at the work I have everything I need, including screws, brads and nails of various sizes.
– Contributed by Sim Goddard, Sheridan, Wyo.
Popular Mechanics Aug. 1915
– Jeff Burks