Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Shopping Carts

I finished the column last night. Now there's other work to do. A quick browsing of Twitter I find this (via @AngryBlackLady):

Some people have way too much time on their hands, or, more accurately, they waste their time on trivial things. But now I wonder if shopping carts were smaller, and these so-called cuck carts are actually the norm, historically. "The Evolution of the Shopping Cart."

More here.

The first prototype was constructed from a folding chair. It utilized two wire hand baskets to carry merchandise. When not in use the carriers were folded and stored against the wall while the hand baskets were stacked to conserve space. Sylvan Goldman founded a company to manufacture his new idea and called it Folding Carrier Basket Company after the design of the first cart.

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