Short-run road roller salvaged from industrial building.
Above: The black upholstered seat is original, as is the unit’s exterior gray paint. The roller was apparently never used. “When I bought the little roller in 1999, the oil on the dipstick was as clean as new,” says Chuck Shalks. “In fact, I believe it was new.”
Below left: Chuck Shalks won’t sneak up on anyone while operating this vintage piece: The metal rollers make quite a racket going over asphalt and gravel!
Left: Chuck Shalk’s unusual roller had long been forgotten in this old industrial building on Chicago’s south side.
Left: One of Chuck’s rollers as “rediscovered” in 1999.