Tin Toys — July 1, 2011 at 12:08 am

Phaetons – AKA Convertible Sedans – 2

BY JACK HERBERT

OUR GREAT, GREAT Grandfathers and family rode from place to place in Open Phaetons or horse drawn Open Wagons. That’s all there was, then. If you wanted a closed vehicle to travel in, you’d simply wind up on the train.

No surprise, then, that most of our early automotive toys featured the open body. I think maybe we were just a little bit more rugged back then, as well.

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