Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Researching...

The Streak-O-Lite wagon was manufactured by Radio Steel & Manufacturing, a company that later became known as Radio Flyer, Inc. The company was founded by Antonio Pasin, a man who emigrated from Italy at the age of 16 and started his own toy wagon business in 1917 with little more than ingenuity and a lot of hard work. The Streak-O-Lite coaster wagon was introduced in 1934, amid the Depression of the 1930s. Although people were forced to live with less, they desired better lives for their children and continued to purchase wagons. Because of this, the wagon factory was able to remain open through the depression, producing 1,500 wagons a day.
I have been researching the little wagon in this old photo of my dad and his brothers....
I posted this today with some other photos...
and this is what I found...
the one my dad had was without headlights...
but still pretty cool...
they lived in southern Missouri...
I love the design of this wagon...
it's so different than my radio flyer...
here's the website I found this on...

8 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I never heard of this wagon..but it is darling. Love the style and shape of the thing...and how cool is that one with the headlights? Hugs-Diana

Verde Farm said...

Tete, what a neat post. I’ve never seen a radio flyer like this one and it is so neat. I just love that you researched it and were able to find it. That is a wonderful old photo too. I just love old family photos-so meaningful.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Tete Sweetie...
Thank you SO much for taking me Beyond the Garden Gate this evening. What a beautiful share.

I love this wagon. What a heart melting story. I love this photo of your Dad and his brothers. Is that not just priceless?

I will have to go to the vintage website and see this glorious little wagon. Thank you sweet friend, what a beautiful memory.

Have a gorgeous Thursday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Donnie said...

That's a cute little wagon. I love your posts where you feature your family.

NanE said...

How cool is that! I have never seen a wagon like that. That picture of your Daddy is so sweet!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I've never seen a wagon like this one. Mr.Vintage will love it. He had to make sure grand baby#1 got a wagon as one of his first gifts.

Pam said...

That is a cute wagon. I forgot to mention it in your other post, but I had my eye on it. Wouldn't that look cute at Christmas time with a little tree in the back of it.

Ann said...

Just love to see old pictures like that and think about what else you see in the picture. I have never seen a wagon like that before?