Baggage carts, luggage carts or trolleys are small vehicle
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ed by travelers (human-powered
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) to carry individual luggage
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, mostly suitcase
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s. There are two major sizes: One for big luggage and one for small luggage. Carts have usually two parts for carrying luggage: A small section (basket) for Carry on luggage at the same level as the handle, and a lowered large section for suitcases and large bags.
The Baggage cart was invented by supermarket entrepreneur and inventor of the shopping cart Sylvan Goldman
Sylvan Nathan Goldman was an American businessman and inventor of the shopping cart, which had a pair of large wire baskets connected by tubular metal arms with four wheels. He introduced the device on June 4, 1937, in the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma City, of which he was the owner...
The carts are provided in airport
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s, large bus stations
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, hotels, or train station
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s for transporting luggage and may be free of charge. They are sometimes owned by the operator of the establishment. In some facilities carts may be provided by a contractor such as Smarte Carte
Smarte Carte, Inc. is an American based corporation that provides passenger and guest services such as self-serve vended luggage carts, electronic lockers, commercial strollers and massage chairs, and more....
for a rental fee.
Baggage carts are usually built out of steel and equipped with four wheels. For safety reasons, they are generally fitted with a brake. Usually, a handle has to be pushed down in order to move the cart, however, in some cases, such as London airports, the handle activates the brake. Very few carts, e.g. in developing countries such as Sri Lanka, do not have this feature.
In systems with a rental fee a portion of the rental fee may be returned when the cart is returned
to the rack.
Carts may also be collected by personnel. Large numbers of carts can be collected by an electric vehicle
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