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Rare Antique Ferdinand Strauss Yell-O-Taxi Tin Windup Toy w/ Driver Working
I am pleased to offer the Rare Antique Ferdinand Strauss Yell-O-Taxi Tin Windup Toy! This large tin toy has lithographed exterior, and comes with its original lithographed tin driver. The front wheels can be adjusted to drive straight, or turn left or right.
There is a fixed wind key on the right side, and when wound up the taxi drives forwards very quickly.
This wonderful rare tin toy was manufactured by Ferdinand Strauss. By 1914, Strauss had 4 toy shops in New York and in 1918 when war affected the importing of toys, he bagn to make them himself. He is generally known as the “Founder of the Mechanical Toy Industry in America”, and is widely known as well for employing a young Louis Marx (who went on to found Marx Toys).
This rare Wind Up taxi is in good condition for its age and rarity. There is moderate scratching across the piece from age, and very little loss to the litho. There are a few small spots of oxidation scattered across the piece. The wind up is in good working order, and operates as intended. There is some kind of stain across the hood see photos).
Measures approx. 8″ L x 4″ W x 4-1/4″ H
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