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Ride on locomotive

Ride on locomotive

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Model Supplies Ltd. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood and steel, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hugh J.A. Bird

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 4

Physical description

Pedal car in the form of a train engine, made from painted wood and steel, nailed and screwed together. The engine is mounted on four painted wooden wheels. It comprises a boiler supported at the front by a block of wood, a cab front with two holes cut into it for windows, and a cab back, or tender. There are two buffers at the back and originally there would have been two at the front, but these are now missing. The majority of the front of the boiler is covered with a disc of metal, and blue-painted metal caps are also used over the centres of the wheels. The whole is screwed and nailed together, and is painted red-brown with broad bands of green, with very thin lines of yellow.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1922 (made)


Model Supplies Ltd. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Wood and steel, painted


Length: 71.1 cm, Width: 28 cm, Height: 42.5 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum in 1992, given by Hugh Bird [85/1887].

Descriptive line

Ride on wooden painted train engine, made by Model Supplies Ltd, ca.1922


Wood; Steel



Subjects depicted



Toy vehicles; Play; Outdoor games & toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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