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Object Name Runabout
Alternate Name Toy Vehicle
Date ca. 1925
Description Toy speedboat made of lithographed tinplate. The side of the boat has a winding key, and the bottom of the boat has 3 wheels. Inscriptions on top and side: "28" and "SPEED BOAT". The original cardboard box has printed inscription: "STRAUSS MECHANICAL SPEED-BOAT".
(Keywords: Twentieth Century)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The Strauss Manufacturing Company, established in 1914, specialized in lithographed tinplate mechanical toys.
Earliest Date 1920
Latest Date 1930
Maker Strauss Manufacturing Company
Subjects Toys
Lexicon Sub-category Land Transportation -- Animal-powered
Catalog Number T04.0340
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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