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Italian kiddy car of the sixteenth century.
Almost from the earliest times of printed books, the kiddy car has been figured. Some of these date from the latter part of the fifteenth century. Various models were used, some with three wheels not unlike the present day kiddy car in which the child sits; others like the one shown were of the type known as the walker. The illustration shows a pen and brush drawing by an unknown master of the sixteenth century which is in the print collection known as the Fürstlich Fürstenbergischen Kupferstichkabinett at Donaueschingen. Along side will be noted a child astride a very simple sort of hobby horse.
RUHRÄH J. THE KIDDY CAR AND WALKER. Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(4):827. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950170141011