Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wheelbarrow Stove, Brazil

"Wheelbarrow stove by Dona Maria, Brazil. Photo via Na ro├ža"




From Rocket Stove Science", a facebook collection of interesting stoves.

Laurie McPherson sent that to me in 2015, but I was out of town and didn't get it into the blog then.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Retired flamingo and wheelbarrow

In New Zealand, a pink flamingo hides its head beneath a wall-mounted wheelbarrow.


Thanks, Cally Brown for the photo, and Jo Isaac for connecting me with it.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A wheelbarrow is part of the music

This is a combination of music, imagery, and some of the best video editing ever.
A wheelbarrow is part of the music, at 1:35

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Not enough money

Alex Polikowsky sent this listing for an antique in Minnesota:



I think she should've asked for more.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Folding wheelbarrow

This is a cross between a plastic bag and a wheelbarrow (in a good way), and watching this in use brings up questions of what is and is not a wheelbarrow. "A barrow" can be a stretcher, seems—two poles with a canvas "bed." This is that, with a wheel to replace the second bearer.

Thanks to Theresa Larson for bringing it to my attention.

Allsop WheelEasy folding wheelbarrow—and it can be hung from one hook, collapsed—mostly wheel and handles.


I looked for and found other folding wheelbarrow entries on various mail-order sites, but "no longer available" seemed common, and some designs were a bit convoluted. Easy storage and loading seem the benefits, but I can't well imagine one of these being forty years old and still useful, and compared to a traditional, manufactured wheelbarrow, it's expensive.

Still, philosophically, it's a good "Is this a wheelbarrow?" item, and look at the pivot of the handles to the axle/frame of the wheel, when it's hung on the wall.

We use a fabric wood sling with two wooden handles. Using this for firewood is like a wood sling with a wheel.

It's causing me to review what I know of slings and wheelbarrows.