History: The 1930′s streamlined Skippy Racer

Skippy Racer

The kickers at Avis Monopattino have put up another comprehensive look at the past with this article on the gorgeous Skippy Racer, an American child’s scooter from the 1930′s, complete with patent page and contemporary newspaper ads.

One red Skippy Racer is parked on its stand in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In 1933, the mother or father of some kid probably bought the scooter in a department store for a dollar or two, but Christopher Monkhouse does not reveal how much the museum paid for it.

Here is the article in Italian; and here [+] is a tolerable Systran English translation.

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