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For sale is a very rare 1920s WOODEN HUPMOBILE TOY CAR. These automobile dealership promotional items were made by Birchraft Incorporated, Waukesha, Wisconsin. These cars were made between 1925 and 1927. The Hupmobile logo is visible on the front door on each side (An “H” inside of a circle). At the bottom of each side is also printed “Motor Transport Company” which is the dealership this toy care was made for. This promotional toy was handed out at company’s dealerships to the children of prospective customers. The toy is made from wood with lithographed paper pasted to the wood silhouette of an automobile. This toy measures about 5 1/2 inches long. The toy’s wheels turn freely. The car is in excellent condition with minor wear consistent with the item’s age. A first rate collectible toy from the dawn of automotive history.

Automobiles began gradually appearing on American roadways in the late-1800s, but it was nit until the 1920s that cars really proliferated across the country. Between 1919 and 1929, the number of passenger cars in the U.S. ballooned from 6.5 million to 23 million, quickly overwhelming local road infrastructure.

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 4 in