Child's Hand Car, “Irish Mail,” ca. 1900

Description
The Wabash Manufacturing Company of Wabash, Indiana made this hand car during the early 1900s. The hand car is a four-wheeled vehicle propelled by pumping the handlebar and steered with the feet on the front wheels. Colloquially known as an “Irish Mail,” the donor used this as a toy in his youth.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
Wabash Mfg. Co.
Place Made
United States: Indiana
ID Number
TR.312869
catalog number
312869
accession number
170052
Credit Line
Gift of Robert C. King
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
America on the Move
Bicycling
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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