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This extremely rare example is arguably the most talked about and prized of any motorcycle toy known.
While it is painted in blue with black roof, it's interesting to note some red color in tiny areas seemingly proving the company made a color change for a possible special order; the clockwork mechanism makes this cycle a Holy Grail of finds,as the company discontinued this design shortly upon its' initial introduction.
This example is in near mint condition, with one rubber tire having a split from shelf seating over the years.
It is a striking toy with Hegarty Collection Provenance and a true museum quality piece.
(Near Mint Cond.)
10 3/4'' long.*
* Description Courtesy of Bertoia Auctions
If someone out there reading this post has a Hubley cast iron toy with a mechanical movement, would you please send mdephotos of the toy, and especially the mechanical wind-up mechanism.
I'd like to see how Hubley integrated the movement into the body design of the toy. My next post will be about some of the other mechanical cast iron toys that Hubley made.
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