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13029 Wonderful Toy Cart by Folger, Nantucket, 1853

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Miniature 3-wheeled pull cart, made as a toy by Aaron Folger, Nantucket, signed and dated 1853. Original paint. Reinforced box design with removable rear panel is typical of local carts of the day. Unusual 3-wheel design. oa length 15 1/4 in.

Aaron Folger (1776-1858) was a cooper who worked for the ill-fated whaleship Essex in 1819. In the 1840's he was the keeper of the Great Point Light and in 1842 patented an improvement in lighthouse lamp design.
13029 Folger Toy Cart
Item# 13029