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

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

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