Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Old Medical cart

Here is my latest find, its a craigslist score. I saw it and knew exactly what I would be using it for, storage in my craft room.
What is it you may ask? Well its a vintage medical cart from a company that went out of business in 1959 A.S. Aloe Company in St. Louis MO.

If anyone has any idea what age this cart is, please let me know!

We were thinking it was 60's but we must be way off. I am trying to research the year it was made but it's not easy. I have had some say 30's or 40's. I just don't know? But I do know that it is cool, and really functional. The wheels on the thing make it super easy to move around and it has a ton of storage space.

After a lot of cleaning, and scrubbing with "bar keepers friend" and then a spray with the power washer, it was allowed to come inside the house.

I am going to try to find some glass jars to fit in the rack on top to hold buttons, tools, scissors, whatever. For now the stainless steel counter top is a great new surface to work on top of with my various projects.

I couldn't help add to the "Mad Scientist" look of the cart by setting my glass head on top.

I sprayed a few slats of wood with chalkboard paint and attached them to each storage section for labels.

The old tape and bandage drawer with metal dowel make a perfect spot for twines and ribbons.

The open shelf underneath was just asking for a rattan basket to warm up all the metal, I am using the basket to hold all of my yarns.


Raiza said...

wow that thing is awesome!!!! love it!

Mr. + Mrs. B said...

Thanks Raiza! I love it too, I wish I knew what year it was from??
It was fun last night at the movies, glad you sat next to me :)

Mr. + Mrs. B said...

So if anyone is following this.. So far we have narrowed the cart down to 1920's to the 40's.

wifeplzak said...

great find!

Chuck Stevens said...

Pretty amazing use of one of these old carts! My hospital actually just got rid of a few old ones, we have been upgrading to new and improved medication carts equipped with monitors. I definitely am going to see if we have some of the old ones hanging around because I would love to use it for something similar!

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