Thursday, April 30, 2009
Search: radio flyer
Why: My mom found a scrapbook that included a print ad I was in for the Flexible Flyer. (I am out of town right now, but maybe I will scan it when I get home. I was adorable.)
Answer: Inventor Antonio Pasin coined the name in 1930 in honor of his fascination with flight and the invention of the radio. He called his company Radio Steel & Manufacturing. It was the largest producer of toy wagons, producing 1500 a day despite the Great Depression.
The More You Know: The movie Radio Flyer (1992) is great. I own it. Dan is a big fan of the theory that Bobby is a figment of Mike's imagination.