|This dumpster find helped make the trike possible!|
I long for items that can be heirlooms (still trying to convince my mama to give me my old red rocker from when I was little), and once we get this bad boy sandblasted and painted, it will look stunning for years to come! Not to mention all of the little ones that will get the joy of riding it too. There's just something about a well-made American product from mid-century that is so very alluring to me. Maybe because most children's toys are made overseas now, and/or maybe because they are all cheaply and poorly made, but I know that this new guy will last more than a lifetime.
Just like the antique 1950s school desk from my Gramama Betsy that serves as a nightstand in our guest room or the antique wooden high chair from Geemama that she bought for pennies on the dollar in the late 40s-early 50s - this is a timeless piece that only gets better with age. A nice score, indeed. Pictures to come once we get it in our possession. Before and after pictures for sandblasting and powder coating too.
It looks similar to the one pictured below, but much more rusted (hence the score of the irresistible price tag) and looks like it was originally red. I will have it restored to as close to it's original colors as we can. So excited. It's even got the back stand bar for an additional rider. This trike will be in the family for years to come!