Rejecting the dog cart and market barrow solutions, and after years of trying, I have finally made a two-wheel hand cart suitable to pull around as a trader at events. It's light enough to negotiate small slopes even when loaded up with all of my trading stuff (weapons, bowls. goblets, jewellery, leatherwork etc) and means I can go where the crowds are rather than being stuck next to the loos at the back end of the trading field. At night I cover it up with a pegged-down canvas and sleep underneath (really getting in to the authentic lifestyle thing).
The trouble is that at the few events i've done so far, people have seen me as a demonstrator rather than as a trader and i'd like to shift some stock now and again (it makes pulling a quarter of a ton around more worthwhile). I need the medieval equivalent of a 'stop me and buy one' sign, but I can't find any historical info....even finding info on carts was difficult. (I suppose as most people couldn't read it would have to be some kind of symbol).....any ideas?
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