A friend of mine found this tool while cleaning out his family barn. He thought it was a "Model T carriage lift" (his words) and offered it to me for nothing if I want it. I haven't gone to see it yet, but was wondering if anyone here had seen such a contraption before and if it could in fact be confirmed as a useful tool for the Model T Ford.
I stopped using a chain fall. It always got in the way. Especially after a fresh paint job.
Here's my carriage lift.
That reminds me of something used to move feed carriages in a dairy barn.
They would fill up a hopper and transport it along an overhead rail to where it was dumped in a trough.
But I have been wrong before.
Herb is somewhat correct.
It's part of a litter carrier from a barn. Also called a manure carrier or a manure trolley.
It's used to haul manure out of the barn so it can be dumped into the spreader.
It looks like the Louden Litter Carrier shown here:
I guess I was somewhat wrong.
Close but no cigar.
Manure carrier huh, what a load of crap.
it would still make a nice trolly system in your shop if you have enough ceiling clearance.
Erik is correct... I grew up on a farm and 'it is what it is'!! If you find the bucket and trolley tracking to go along with it for your shop, you could haul away the B.S. too!