I think this classic Tri-ang Car-Car rocker dates to the 1950s, as it shares the basic frame design with the simple rocking horses that were on offer at the time, albeit with a different seating arrangement. But instead of a horse's head at the front, with a handle sprouting from either side for the child to hold on to, the Car-Car features a wooden car dashboard, and a smart metal car steering wheel, with a chrome centre and a horn button. The example shown is in original and unrestored condition. The 'dashboard' contains images of four gauges, namely a 180mph speedometer (the needle pointing to approximately 140mph), a combined oil and water temperature gauge, a fuel gauge, and a tachometer (set to just under 4500rpm). The footrest has the Tri-ang name pressed into it. The seat features both the 'Tri-ang' and the 'CAR-CAR' names on it, along with 'Made in England' as you'd expect.
|Found in an old Triang catalogue.