Antique Towsley Factory Cart Wheels
|Antique Industrial Towsley Factory Cart Iron Wheels from Iron Anarchy|
A contemporary of the iconic Lineberry Factory Cart, but much more unique, these are from the late 1800s by J. T. Towsley of Cincinnati, Ohio. Made using the sand casting technique where sand is compacted around a wooden model to form the mold which is then cast in iron, destroying the mold upon removal of the wheel.
I believe these to be unused new old stock; I scrubbed off a thick layer of rust, but no signs of wear and remnants of the original black painted finish. Although the Lineberry wheels are very plentiful and easy to find, these are super rare....the only ones I've come across in the several years of searching!
You can find these (while they last) and all my other antique and vintage industrial factory cart wheels and casters for sale on my website.