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Two little girls with toy scooters
Title : Two little girls with toy scooters Two little girls with toy scooters
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Source : PRG 280/1/35/219
Date of creation : 1923
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

Two little girls photographed with toy scooters which can be folded up like an umbrella; one carries it over her shoulder and the second stands with it opened up ready to go scooting.

These scooters were invented in 1923 and were made of aluminium. They are very similar to the modern JD Bug and Razor scooters which became fashionable in the 1990s.

The Australian company Cyclops listed a scooter in its 1924 catalogue. This was made with a steel frame with a hardwood footboard and had seven inch disc wheels with rubber tyres. It would have been a much heavier item that these folding aluminium scooters.

Coverage year : 1923
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :

Fabian, Sue. Children in Australia: an outline history, Melbourne: Hyland House, 1980

Fainges, Marjory. Cyclops toys through the years: Australia's childhood icon, Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press, 1997

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