Toy Automobile, 1903-1905

Summary

It's a safe bet that the first toy automobile appeared not long after the first real one. The Curved Dash Oldsmobile, arguably the world's first mass produced car, made for a particularly appealing toy. Oldsmobile built more than 19,000 Curved Dash models between 1901 and 1907. Toymakers made sure that children could have their own merry Oldsmobiles, too.

It's a safe bet that the first toy automobile appeared not long after the first real one. The Curved Dash Oldsmobile, arguably the world's first mass produced car, made for a particularly appealing toy. Oldsmobile built more than 19,000 Curved Dash models between 1901 and 1907. Toymakers made sure that children could have their own merry Oldsmobiles, too.

Artifact

Mechanical toy

Date Made

1903-1905

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2000.0.68.22

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Sheet metal
Cloth
Rubber (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 7.25 in

Width: 7.25 in

Length: 10.75 in

Inscriptions

PATENT PENDING [Stamped on underside]

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