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The hooks attached to the wheel hubs are interesting. I can't imagine what their purpose is.
I used Google's online translation service, but I couldn't understand much of it.
It seems to have been used to carry potatoes and beets, and this is all I learned from the translation.
(Edit)I think I've found the key to solving the mystery of the 'hooks'.
The 'wagon' seems to have been hung over a fireplace(,the reason for which I don't know), so the 'hooks' might have been used for that.
Last edited by tzfujimino; 17-Jun-2013 at 18:11.
I would have called it a cart. It looks like it's designed to be pulled by a horse and "horse and cart" is a standard BrE phrase.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
(Apparently carts have two wheels - I didn't know that.)
Here are some more hay wagons:
Wagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As it has to be hung over the blacksmith's fire, maybe there's your answer.
This sort of wagon used to be called a wain but that word's archaic; you may come across this fossil. A famous painting by Constable is called 'The Hay Wain' (so the word must have been in use in Constable's day - early 19th century.
I would use cart today in BrE, despite Constable.