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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s