This lithographed tin jalopy was manufactured by Louis Marx and Company in the 1930's. It has a clockwork mechanism with spring action that can be activated with a metal key. The jalopy is decorated with comical sayings. The driver moves back and forth as the lopsided wheels imitate the movement of an old jalopy.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
Chapman University, Leatherby Library, Ralph L. Tomlinson, toys, antique, antiques