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Friction automobile Friction automobile friction automobile

Object Number: 
2007.18.1.5
Date: 
ca. 1900-1910
Medium: 
Tin plate, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 x 13 in. (10.2 x 7.6 x 33 cm)
Description: 
Tin-plate friction automobile; open two-seater with right-hand driver; pierced sides to engine hood; gold-plated cast-metal wheels; driver wearing blue livery; child passenger.
Gallery Label: 
This vehicle was part of the cast iron toy collection of Henry Luce III (1925-2005).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila Luce and H. Christopher Luce in memory of Henry Luce III
Provenance: 
Purchased from Pumphouse Antiques, Ashland, OH, 1990.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group