This zinc die cast race car was manufactured by Dowst Manufacturing Company, Inc. around 1930-1940. This car is part of a line of zinc die cast vehicles and doll house durniture called Tootsietoys which were named after Dowst's granddaughter, Toots. The blue race car is a one-piece casting. Various models of race cars were manufactured, and each model had its own number. This race car's number is 3 and was consistently manufactured in blue.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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