Antique Vintage Red Torpedo - Scoot Toy Scooter O'connor Industries Detroit Mich For SaleBEST PRICE- may be final listing (this item may do better for me in a local sale)!Up for sale is an antique/vintage metal Torpedo-Scoot kid's toy scooter made by O'Connor Industries in Detroit, Michigan. This 3 wheeled scooter is made of metal, tin or aluminum most likely, but it certainly could another kind of metal. It is fairly lightweight but very strong. It will still hold my weight of about 220 lbs. I played with this scooter when I was a child. It was purchased by my family at an antiques sale between 15 and 20 years ago. I'm not sure the age, but I'd date it from the early 1900's through maybe the 1950's, most likely from the 1930's. I couldn't find any info on the Detroit based O'Connor industries. But, this is truly a piece of antique Americana!The scooter is approximately 23" inches long and 24" inches tall.
Many collectors would appreciate this item either as is, or as a restoration project. This scooter is still usable by a child even now!
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