VIDEO: The business of transforming hay trolleys
NOTES: Bryan Eads of Charleston, W.Va., came across a cool, industrial-looking device in an antique shop a few years ago. “What’s that?” he asked. It was a hay trolley, a cast-iron device that was a key piece of farm machinery in the late 19th century through to the mid-20th century. It was used for hoisting hay bales into haylofts. Eads had the bright idea — literally — to turn one into a chandelier. Now, he spends much of his free time making hay trolley chandeliers and lamps in the workshop beside his home. For more on his trolley pieces, visit http://harmonyridgegallery.com, the website of the Lewisburg, W.Va., gallery where he sells his pieces.
LENGTH: 2 min 29 sec