Flivver or row cart made by Cyclops, Leichhardt, NSW, 1924-1929

Made 1924-1929

This is a child’s ride-on toy called a Flivver and was made in Australia by Cyclops between 1924 and 1929. The term ‘flivver’ originated as American slang for a cheap car or aeroplane. It also refers to a railway hand car or trolley car. By the 1920s flivver was the common name, at least in Australia, for a three-wheeled children’s trolley car propelled by pushing the handle bars back and forth, and steered by feet resting on front wheel foot pegs. This means of propulsion was very similar to th...

Summary

Object No.

85/398

Physical Description

Tricycle, 'Flivver', row cart, timber /metal, made by Cyclops, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia, 1924-1929

Dimensions

Height

560 mm

Width

420 mm

Depth

760 mm

Production

Made

1924-1929

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Terry Thompson, 1985

Acquisition Date

1 April 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Flivver or row cart made by Cyclops, Leichhardt, NSW, 1924-1929 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/47910>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/47910 |title=Flivver or row cart made by Cyclops, Leichhardt, NSW, 1924-1929 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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