This was modeled after the actual Silver Bullet land speed racer that was built in 1929 by Sunbeam of Wolverhampton for Kaye Don as its failed last attempt to break the land speed record. Sunbeam intended to build a land speed racer that could reach the speed of 250 mph, but Silver Bullet's fastest speed was only 186 mph. This toy is lithographed tin and mechanical through a clockwork mechanism.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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