Goldman's Folding Basket Carriage


To increase shoppers ability to purchase more groceries, Sylvan Goldman of Oklahoma City, developed a "combination of basket and carriage." He devised a folding frame with wheels and two shelves which held two stock wire baskets. He filed for patent on March 14, 1938 and recieved approved patent on April 9, 1940 for the Folding Basket Carriage for Self-Serivce Stores.

The carrier is original but repainted in 1972 in the same green as original finish.

Date Made: ca 1937

Maker: Folding Basket Carrier Co.

Place Made: United States: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

See more items in: Work and Industry: Retail and Marketing, Food, Industry & Manufacturing

Exhibition: Object Project

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.302377.01Accession Number: 302377Patent Number: 2196914Catalog Number: 302377.01

Object Name: Shopping Cart

Measurements: overall: 37 in x 23 in x 17 in; 93.98 cm x 58.42 cm x 43.18 cmoverall: 49 in x 89 in x 28 in; 124.46 cm x 226.06 cm x 71.12 cm


Record Id: nmah_1216280

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