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Antique folk art child's scooter, handmade OOAK (c 1900s) - Selective Salvage

Antique folk art child's scooter, handmade OOAK (c 1900s)

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One-of-a-kind toy handmade for a special young man in the early 1900's. I know that because it was purchased from the estate of the original owner & comes with a photograph of him out for a ride in his Sunday finest. The charming little three wheeled scooter is hand made from pine & still retains much of the original green paint.

The condition is remarkably good given that it is 90+ years old. The collar on the front steering column is cracked and been repaired over the years, as evidenced by the presence of square nails & signs of old glue. We have chosen to leave the old repair, as is, as a reminder that this was a well loved toy.

Built for a toddler, the scooter measures 17" long x 16.5" high at the handle. The rear wheelbase is 9" wide. The frame with the picture of the original owner is 13" x 10.5".

This is a fun example of early American folk art that is looking for a new home.

  • One of a kind, handmade three wheeled scooter
  • Made of pine with original green paint
  • Comes with photograph of the original toddler it was built for
  • Circa early 1900's

CONDITION:

Very good vintage condition. The collar on the front steering column is cracked and been repaired over the years, as evidenced by the presence of square nails & signs of old glue. We have chosen to leave the old repair, as is, as a reminder that this was a well loved toy.

SPECIFICS: 

Material:  Pine, painted green

Measures: The scooter measures 17" long x 16.5" high at the handle. The rear wheelbase is 9" wide. The frame with the picture of the original owner is 13" x 10.5".

 

PS: Since this is a vintage item, it carries the markers of age you would expect to see. Please review the photos carefully & ask questions because we are unable to accept returns or exchanges.

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