Child's Pedal Car; XHE.1758

Name/Title

Child's Pedal Car

About this object

Child's pedal car; consists of steel wheels, two steel struts side by side for the body and sheet steel cowling curved over the front. The remnants of a steering wheel column exist, which is articulated to a steel strap steering rack. A nut on top of the bonnet simulates the radiator cap. A sheet steel bucket seat is positioned over the rear axle. The rear axle has two cranks in it, possibly for the pedal mechanism.

The Hayes family was very inventive and resourceful and the engineering works was perfect for assembling toys for the children.

For more information about the Hayes family and Hayes Engineering Works, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, see <A HREF="http://www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/otago-region/hayes-engineering">our website.</A>

Credit Line

Collection of Hayes Engineering Works, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object number

XHE.1758

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