Visit Us: Please make an appointment to visit. We don't currently have a single showroom, so you'll be treated to a complete tour of our facility. We can usually be available any day of the week as long as you plan in advance. Just contact us.
How to Buy. Now you can purchase carts with a simple click on our secure e-commerce site at https://www.oldcoldstorage.com/ We can also take orders by phone, fax or e-mail. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Paypal or Money Orders. Please contact us if you have any questions about your purchase.
Shipping: Carts are shipped by freight, and we charge the actual cost, which varies depending on where you are located. We work hard to keep the weight to a minimum, while still protecting the cart during shipping, and making it easy to unload. Shipping weight can run a total of 225 pounds including a pallet and protective material. We recommend shipping to a commercial address, preferably with a loading dock and forklift, which keeps the cost down. We are also happy to use any shipping method that you would like to arrange. We ship from central Virginia (zip code 22922), and surrounding states can be as low as $150, and shipping to the west coast can be up to $375. Pickup is also available upon request.
Parts are shipped by Priority Mail, Express Mail, or UPS package service.
Cart Details: Weight: The average weight of each cart is around 175 pounds. Dimensions: The carts measure approximately 48 x 28 inches, and the height of carts with the daisy wheels are about 15" tall, and the teardrop style wheels are about 16" tall. The height is based on the structure of the cart, and the way the axle attaches to the wood, so this height cannot be adjusted. The Floral wheels are smaller, resulting in a shorter table. We also have a very small inventory of 30 x 60 inch carts and carts with more unusual dimensions.
Refurbishing & Leveling: During refurbishing, we attempt to keep the carts in as completely original condition as possible, only better. We don't make any major changes to the carts; but we do take them apart and clean, sand, and polish all of the components, and put them back together in better condition. The original tops usually show their antiquity, with some checks and dings, but always in very good condition. Many of ours have the original "Lineberry, Wilkesboro N.C." stencil on the side, which we take care to clean but not damage or enhance; as well as cast into the cast iron wheels. Any changes we make which were not original to the carts are clearly noted.
'Balancing' or 'leveling' carts These carts were designed to move, and part of their design is a slight tilt from end to end, pivoting on the large center wheels. We level our carts using a non-permanent method, without resorting to 'freezing' the wheels in place by means of a set screw or weld. Every cart is different, and there may always be a very slight motion remaining in the table after leveling, but we get as close to perfect as we can without causing damage to the cart. We would be happy to discuss the options available, and what your preference is for your cart.
Original cart stencils: The writing on the sides of the carts are all original. We do not fake or re-do the lettering. We sell carts with and without stencils, only as they were originally produced.
Hardware Parts: Individual components and complete sets of hardware are also available. Most items are pictured on the parts page, and we also answer specific requests for specialty parts. All of the hardware parts we sell are the original cast iron. We also have a selection of steel casters.
Original carts: Unrefurbished (as-is) carts are also available for sale. They usually still have a rough surface, and may have remnants of the factory use, like drips of stain or paint, nails or staples. Price (as with the refurbished carts) is based on the details and scarcity of each individual cart. We have stock of Lineberry, Nutting, Thomas, Globe, Hamilton, Charles Francis, Towsley, and more, though some are more scarce than others.
Bulk purchase inquiries are welcome. Wholesale costs depend on the type of cart or parts. We can arrange discounted shipping for large shipments, or can discuss pickup or delivery options.