1937 Garton velocipede tricycle
20″ Front wheel
12″ Rear wheels
Garton was one of the leading American manufacturers of pedal cars and riding toys. In the mid-1930s they employed some of the leading automobile designers to refresh the styling of their product range, to reflect the recent popularity of streamlining in products as varied as railway trains, cars and refridgerators. The psychology behind it was that the father of the household may not be able to afford one of the new cars wuth streamlined styling, but at least he could buy his son a streamlined tricycle to compensate.
This tricycle has some lovely design touches, in particular the front of the body (below) and the rear step which allowed a second child to stand behind the rider. It is in excellent unrestored original condition, with a beautiful saddle, and is ready to ride.