Phaeton clockwork model car, 1902 (Bing)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Phaeton clockwork model car, 1902 (Bing)

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location:
Arch One , Area 84
London to Brighton Rally (display)
1902

A restored clockwork "Phaeton", the largest model car in Bing's range in 1902.

Pressland's book lists it as 34cm long and 19cm wide, with automatic steering and a bellows-operated horn.

Bing Phaeton clockwork car, 1902

Phaeton

The term "Phaeton" originally referred to a high, lightweight, highly-sprung, large-wheeled horsedrawn carriages, and was then adopted by some early car manufacturers to refer to their open-top touring cars designed to be used for recreational driving. The side profile and side seat shape of phaetons was often highly reminiscent of the shapes used by the horsedrawn Phaeton carriages.

References

  • David Pressland, The Art of the Tin Toy, (New Cavendish Books, 1976) ISBN 9780904568042 pp.100

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