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Friction automobile Friction automobile friction automobile

Object Number: 
ca. 1900-1910
Tin plate, paint
Overall: 4 x 3 x 13 in. (10.2 x 7.6 x 33 cm)
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
Purchased from Pumphouse Antiques, Ashland, OH, 1990.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group