Overcast and very cold
I like the large-sized spring underneath the body of the bus. It was a simple method for
storing up reserve energy until the child released the toy. The tighter the coiled spring,
the more energy stored, and the faster and longer the toy would move.
I always wonder how certain delicate features on an antique toy can still survive.
The toy below is 105 years old, and still has its glass windows!
I wonder if the actual "real" bus of the time had a similar number
( a giant semi-circular spring) that you can see on the front of the toy bus (below).
This toy is only 85 years old, and it too also has delicate glass windows!