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Toy Automobile

Toy Automobile

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Description
This cast iron toy automobile is emblematic of some of the earliest automobiles, often called runabouts that were hardly more than horseless carriages. Emblematic of this early period in automobile history is the driver steering with a tiller rather than a wheel.
Object Name
Toy, Automobile
toy, auto
date made
1900 - 1905
maker
Kenton Hardware Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Kenton
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ID Number
1971.295669.921
accession number
295669
catalog number
295669.921
Credit Line
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Collection of American Toys
subject
Toys
Automobiles
electricity
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
America on the Move
Transportation
Exhibition
America on The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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