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Creator Woodward, G. G.
Title boat
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 67121
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description The tin toy, which is made from thin sheets of iron coated with tin to made it rust resistant, is a product of and a celebration of the Industrial Revolution. The production of these metal playthings depended on the availability of iron and tin, factories, and a skilled workforce, all of which were present in the United States and western Europe during the 19th century. In addition, the Industrial Revolution created a new group of consumers, the affluent middle classes with disposable incomes and a desire for material goods. Finally, the toys themselves, often small versions of objects actually employed in modern life, such as firefighting equipment, trains, and automobiles, reflect a fascination with machinery, speed, and progress. This tin inboard motor boat was made around 1914.
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