JUVENILES: Irish Mails, Pedal Cars & Wagons

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‘Irish Mails’ or ‘rowing tricycles’ which are propelled by levers, were developed to strengthen children’s arm muscles. In France they were known as ‘cyclo-rameurs’ and in Britain they were called ‘hand cars’.

Wooden wagons made for children were miniature versions of adult horse-pulled wagons. Children’s pedal cars followed on after the first full size cars came onto the market in the early 1900s.

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Items in this Collection

1880s SAS Express Wagon 05

1880s SAS Express Wagon (S.A Smith Co)

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veteran car run 2021

1890 ‘Benz’ children’s carriage

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1892_Peugeot_Charrette_05

1890s Charrette Peugeot (French Dog-cart)

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1 1900s Goat Cart Dog Cart Hand Cart 01 copy copy

1900 Goat Cart (Dog Cart or Hand Cart)

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1900 Paris Mfg Co ‘Police Patrol’ Wagon 05

1900 Paris Mfg Co ‘Police Patrol’ Wagon

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1900s-tricycle-pedal-car-03

1900 Tricycle Pedal Car

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1908 Columbia Automobile Pedal Car 05

1908 Columbia Automobile Pedal Car

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1908 Ford Runabout Pedal Car 05

1908 Ford Runabout Pedal Car

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1908 Glasscock Racer Lever action Pedal Car 1 1

1908 Glasscock Racer Lever action ‘Hand Car’

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1910 Edwardian Wood bodied Pedal car 1

1910 Wood bodied Pedal car

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1959-Ben-Hur-Racer-05

1920 Ben Hur Racer Irish Mail Hand-car

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1920s Airplane pedal car 1

1920s Airplane pedal car

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1920s Elephant Pedal Car 05

1920s Pedal-Operated Elephant Riding Toy

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1921-irish-mail-junior-08

1921 Irish Mail ‘Junior’ Hand Car

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1922 American National ‘Star’ Juvenile Automobile 05

1922 American National ‘Star’ Juvenile Automobile

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1925-Triang-General-Bus-05

1928 Lines Bros (Tri-ang Toys) General Omnibus No 2

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1928 Lines Bros Tri-ang London Transport Double-Deck Bus Wooden Brick box 25

1928 Lines Bros London Transport Double-Deck Bus (Wooden Brick box)

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1920s ‘PF’ Horse pedal car 5

1929 ‘P.F’ Pedal-operated Horse Riding Toy

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1930 Poodle Pull-along Riding toy 20

1930 Poodle Pull-along Riding toy

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1930s BSA 3 wheeler pedal car 76

1930s ‘BSA Three Wheeler’ pedal car

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WATSONIAN-PEDAL-CAR-3

1930s Watsonian Pedal Car

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1937 Watsonian Pedal Car & BSA Tandem 05

1930s Watsonian Pedal Car (next to 1937 BSA ‘Piled Arms’ Tandem)

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1936-Steelcraft-Playboy-Speed-Car

1936 Steelcraft Playboy Speed Car

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1937 Steelcraft Playboy Speed Car

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1930-Triumph-Super-Seven-Pedal-Car-101

1939 Leeway Triumph Dolomite Pedal Car

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1940s Chainless (Shaft-drive) Quadricycle 05

1940s Chainless (Shaft-drive) Quadricycle

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1950s ‘Sky Rider’ Tricycle (made from surplus World War 2 Practice Bomb)

1946 ‘Sky Rider’ Tricycle (made from surplus World War 2 Practice Bomb)

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1947 KAR-BIKE SINGLE TUBE 05

1947 Kar-Bike Single Tube

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1948 Karbike 05

1948 Kar-Bike Double Tube Quadricycle

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1948-KAR-BIKE-30

1948 Kar-Bike Double Tube Quadricycle

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1948 Weller Kar-Bike 05

1948 Kar-Bike Double Tube Quadricycle

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1948-Kar-Bike-30

1948 Kar-Bike Single Tube Quadricycle

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1949 Jerry Boy Irish Mail Tricycle 5

1949 Jerry Boy Irish Mail Tricycle

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1950s Child’s Invalid Tricycle with hand controls 5

1950s Child’s Invalid Tricycle with hand controls

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1950s-french-car-trike-02

1950s Kid’s Tricycle with Steering Wheel (French)

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1950s French MG pedal car 12

1950s MG Pedal car (French)

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1950s Mobo Pony Buggy & Pioneer Wagon 15

1950s Mobo Pony Buggy & Pioneer Wagon

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1950s-murray-rocket-ship-tricycle-03

1950s Murray Chain-Drive Atomic Missile

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1950s Triang Bakers Barrow 30

1950s Triang Baker’s Barrow

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1950s-Triang-Milk-Cart-5

1950s Triang Toy Dairy Milk Float No 5

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1953-Garton-Kidillac-20

1953 Garton Kidillac ‘Fire Chief’ Pedal Car

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1952-Ding-Dong-School-04

1954 Steger ‘Ding Dong’ School Mail

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1955 steger roy rogers chuck wagon 05

1955 Steger ‘Roy Rogers’ Full-size Stake-bed Chuck Wagon

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1956-Murray-Good-Humor-Ice-Cream-Truck-05

1956 Murray Good Humor Ice Cream Truck

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1959 GARTON SPEEDSTER 05

1959 Garton ‘Irish Mail’ Chain-Drive Speedster

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1964-Flinstones-Riding-Toys-07

1960s Flintstones Vehicles: Tricycle, Car & Wagon

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1961 Triang Noddy Pedal Car 20

1960s Triang Noddy Pedal Car

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1964 New York World’s Fair Lowenbrau Beer Wagon 05

1964 New York World’s Fair Lowenbrau Traditional Wagon Display

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1965-AMF-Hi-Ball-Handcar-04-1

1965 AMF Hi-Ball Hand Car

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1966 Triang Bluebird Pedal Boat 4

1966 Triang Bluebird Pedal Boat

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