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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Vintage Cotton Bale Table - Jakes Nashville TN

what to give the person who has it all?

how about a vintage cotton bale cart?
once used in U.S. factories for transporting textiles
use as a coffee table, low dining table
or anything else you can dream up...



especially cool if your name is Jake
does anyone know about
Jakes in Nashville, TN?
would love to know more!

available here @ Black Dog Salvage

4 comments:

Pamela said...

Don't know how old this post is. Just came back from an old seed store, downtown Louisville, Bunton Seed Co. and remarked on beautiful old pushcart being used to load my compost. The self-described "antique" guy said it was a Jakes cart circa 1890 and that I should google it when I got home. You're the only thing I've found! What have you learned elsewhere?

Black Dog Salvage said...

Hi Pamela,

We haven't been able to find anything else out, as well. Keep us updated if you have any luck.

Thanks!
Christa

Amy said...

I just bought an old wooden dolly this weekend marked Jake's Nashville, TN at Dublin fleamarket. Did you ever find anything out about this company?

Brian M. - Nashville said...

In regard to your question(s) about Jakes Trucks, despite these carts having, “Jakes trucks” stenciled on the side they were actually made by a company called Jakes Foundry. Located in downtown Nashville, TN; Jakes Foundry operated an iron and brass foundry in the early 1900’s and manufactured all kinds of iron castings for house work, house columns, etc. as well as various industrial hand trucks, freight dollies, etc.