wingless Posted February 17 Report Share Posted February 17 Long, long ago I somehow got this set of four antique Bassick 900 three wheel furniture dollies. These might have been in a house I purchased right out of college, but I don't remember. They are really handy, put a leg into a pocket then roll the heavy furniture around. The wheels all had severe age degradation, then eventually one broke off, greatly decreasing the utility of this set. I have an upcoming need for this dolly set, so I decided repair, then also decided restoration was in-order. Much to my surprise, Bassick is still in existence, established in 1878, still making casters under the Shepherd brand name. A set of twelve Shepherd 2" diameter polyolefin caster, 90 lbs capacity each were purchased from Amazon for this restoration. It appears that Bassick has discontinued offering dollies for sale. The old casters were popped out of the dollies, then the cast iron was sanded, filed, scraped and otherwise cleaned up to remove the casting marks and crud prior to painting. The new caster design is an improvement over the old. The new casters have ball bearing swivels. The old casters used the stem within the cast iron dolly bore for the swivel function. Once the dollies were cleaned up, the caster holes were masked and the cast iron was painted in semi gloss black Rustoleum Professional High Performance Spray Enamel spray paint. After the paint dried the new Shepherd casters were pushed into the dollies. The caster set stacks nicely for storage between usage. This dolly set will now outlast me... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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