Whenever I go to my car dealership for an oil change, I pass by a large company that has one of these cranes. The item above naturally caught my attention as a toy!
I used to find pieces of metal about 15" x 1/8" x 1/16" or in metric 381 m x 4 mm x 2mm on the street. For bout 25 years, I could never figure out what these pieces were. They looked llike unbrella ribs but shorter, but I never could figure out what they were. About 2 years ago, a motorized street sweeper like the onbe above was cleaning the street near me. I looked at the large-sized brushes that gather dirt and leaves, and my 25 year mystery was solved! Those pieves of metal were the bristles that fell off the brushes!
I've touched and seen Arcade Cast Iron Racers, but never one so big.
The metal wheels are nicle-plated, and that visor certainly is something I've never seen before.