This cart is a typical example of the type which was used during the summer for outdoor hand milking. It would also have many other uses around the farm. The Museum contains carts of many types and designs. Among the many examples are a wheeless cart which was had handles at each end, this was lifted by two men and was often used to position seed potato boxes at appropriate intervals for hand planting.
For spreading liquid manure on the land a horse drawn cart with a large wooden cider or wine barrel mounted on it, and fitted with a large tap which emptied to contents into a box with drilled holes at it's base was used. An example can be seen in the Museum.