Trundle toy, made by Abraham Lincoln
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Wheeled cart with solid axles. Main body is rectangular block. Two thin boards run perpendicular on top and bottom of block with short pivots. Wheels screw to pivots. In center top, thin board also runs perpendicular, with two knobs on ends. Under one knob is a short pivoting lever. Center body covered with thin leather or paper. All lacquered. Large hole drilled in front. L 6 1/4" x W 3 3/4" x H 1 1/2". Made by Abraham Lincoln, this toy may have been a very early model for an invention, but is more likely just a toy for his children. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
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