It would make a great Display piece for any collection! It was hard to find information on this pressed steel Vintage Tin Toy Car. One feature that we feel makes this toy a little more unique is that i t still has. On the rear that can be lowered and raised to accommodate luggage.Actually when researching this toy we only found a luggage rack present on one other antique/vintage toy vehicle of this era. (and it was not the same model of vehicle as the one for sale here). There are remnants of a sticker on the rear "trunk" area. Some people have suggested it may have also had headlights, but it is hard to determine if that was the case. It has all it's original tires that all still rotate and very little paint loss. There is rust and patina located throughout the car (which is common in toys of this age), but otherwise it is in Good Condition. The age of the vehicle which could be anywhere from 1909 to 1930. We found similar tires that matched in color and design on one other toy, along with several other. This toy's body design. We feel pretty confident that this is an early. Pressed steel tin toy made by. Schieble Toy & Novelty Co. Was founded by William E. Schieble in Dayton, Ohio and operated from about 1909 to 1932. When it comes to early friction toys, patents and patent wars drove much of the development.
Looking at DP Clark, Dayton and Schieble one will quickly see many striking similarities. The differences are a bit harder to detect. As history goes, well recapped in Lillian Gottschalk's American Motortoys, DP Clark was the first to patent the friction toy with a partner whose name escapes me. A few years later, Schieble became a partner in the DP Clark operation. In the early 1900's Clark left the company and Schieble began making his own toys under the Schieble Toy Company moniker.
So, what does all this mean to the collector? Basically, it has caused a good amount of confusion when it comes to the identification of these three makes. One thing is for certain, DP Clark precedes both Dayton and Schieble toys and seem to range from the late 1880's through about 1905. Dayton and Schieble meanwhile managed to make toy. Friction cars into the 1930's.We package our items very well. So, no worries, it will arrive safe! We use packing paper, large and regular bubble wrap, s.
Tretch wrap, and foam wrap all inside a securely taped (NEW) sturdy box. There is rust and patina located throughout the car which is common in toys of this age. Please closely refer to photos (and video) for the best description of condition. I did my best to photo the whole vehicle. Please message me if you want me to take more photos or if you have any questions or concerns.