Mom and I were lucky enough to purchase four of these treasures. I decided I couldn't part with mine and it took up residency in our living room. It's a ton of work to bring them back to life - we keep them authentic - no changing out of boards or hardware. We just sand and stain and put a fresh coat on all of the metal. We also do not work on the lettering at all - we feel the authentic piece which shows it's age is best. Mom sold her first cart before the stain had even dried! The buyer uses it as a coffee table and it looks fantastic in his loft.
If you've been dying to own one of these and you live anywhere near the DFW Metroplex - YOU ARE IN LUCK - because mom just finished another cart and it's available for purchase!
If you are interested, need measurements or have any questions please e-mail me.