This is a WII Litter Cart, manufactured by the Jerald Sulky Co out of Waterloo Iowa, dated 8/6/42 with a serial number of 0413, the cart was still folded inside a heavy fiberboard shipping box, the box was basically toast, but the cart is in great shape, with just some slight rust on the spokes and frame . The shipping label on the box was hard to read but I believe it says Ship To Charlotte Quartermaster Depot, 450 Units, Carrier, Litter… the rest is unintelligible.
Glad I found it, as the auctioneer thought it was a cart for hauling deer out of the woods after the hunt!
I stripped all the rust off, cleaned and repacked all the bearings, repainted the framework, then installed new tubes and reassembled.
The cart and litter is currently on loan to the Grout Museum, http://www.GroutMuseumDistrict.org
Grout Museum District Mission Statement
The mission of the Grout Museum District is to provide a better understanding of our world by collecting, preserving and interpreting history and illustrating scientific principles. The Grout Museum collects, preserves and interprets the cultural and natural history of the region; the Rensselaer Russell House Museum and the Snowden House preserve and interpret elements of the Victorian age; the Bluedorn Science Imaginarium provides exhibitions and programming that inspire the study of the sciences. And the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum honors the service and sacrifice of Iowa veterans from the Civil War to present.