Now Hear This — February 1, 2012 at 12:02 am

A Rare Repair

A Rare Repair
A Rare Repair
BY JACK HERBERT

EVERY ONCE IN A BLUE MOON a good reader of this magazine will send me a set of pictures and a fact sheet for a toy I never knew even existed. Who sez mail can’t occasionally be exciting?

Here are two such toys that have come my way recently. They are both unique, both inordinately scarce, and exciting to see. I hope you’ll agree. Could you handle this Doll Steam Car, a Twenties phaeton that has it all? The Bibb Family, Lindsay and Danny, sent me this magnificent picture not very long ago. I turned an unbecoming green when I first saw it. Here are the facts: This Doll Steam Car gets its propulsion by means of a flame (!!!) heated boiler under the hood, which has a hinged top. The steam is then piped to a cylinder connected to an actuating rod which provides rotary power through bevel gears to one of the rear wheels.

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