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Laundry Day Vintage Collapsible Rolling Round Wire Basket

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Got that spot that needs that extra little something for storage? Perhaps you need a bin to display items, hold towels, toys, a plant, gardening tools, small kindling firewood?? Look no more because this is what you've been looking for. I've been looking for one of these for awhile. Now that I've enjoyed this for a week it is time to allow one of you to enjoy this. (Remember, I don't have any more room.)

I've done some research and this basket was invented by John T. Neely and patented on June 28, 1960. His intended use for creating this was to aid the housewife in laundry chores and also to be used in general retail for displaying items. If you are interested you can see his patent with a diagram and description. Just copy and paste this entire link into your web browser:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PALL&S1=02942750&OS=PN/02942750&RS=PN/02942750

After you get to this page click on "Images" in the bottom center to see the patent and diagram. It should be in red.

This has a makers aluminum metal tag that hangs off the bottom that says Allied Prod. Co. Benicia, Calif. Pat # 2,942,750. The top basket collapses at the middle and stays open with the clip of hooks from the movable ring on the outside center. The bottom also folds down when the wrungs are slid up and the legs fold inwards. This has 4 casters with plastic wheels. All look in vintage condition but one is more worn than the others. This measures just over 22 1/4" in diameter by about 29 1/2" tall. The depth of the basket itself is about 13". If the top basket is folded down but the legs are still in place it could be used as a table if you put a piece of round glass on top. This is made of heavy wire and has what looks like two W's on the top rung next to each other.I believe that these are used to hang hangers on. When all collapsed flat it measures between 4-5" to put away when not in use. I have a lot more photos. Just copy and paste this link into your web browser to view more detailed photos:
http://desertratsphotos.shutterfly.com/687

Pick this up now before it's gone. You don't find many of them and I was just happy to be in it's presence for a short time.

Shipping is USPS parcel post with insurance and delivery confirmation or Priority Mail International with insurance and return receipt only to Canada at this time. Shipping in the US is quoted like it is going to Hawaii or the East Coast from California. If shipping ends up being cheaper I refund the difference back to the next quarter.

A good attitude is a decision so go and make it a great day.
Holey Gwackamoley!

Laundry Day Vintage Collapsible Rolling Round Wire Basket

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: metal wire, plastic
  • Feedback: 82 reviews
  • Ships from California, United States to select countries.
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