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Object ID 002325

Object Name Gendron Tricycle

Object Desc Red metal tricycle with leather seat, fenders, and folding handle bars.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001791

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date MAY 28,2014


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1895

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords tricycles,toys,transportation,Gendron Wheel Company,children,

Title Gendron Tricycle

Description Red metal tricycle with leather seat and metal tires. Adjustable handle bars with wooden handles. Plaque underneath seat reads: "Made by Gendron Wheel Co., Toledo, O"


Approx Collection Date

Height 27

Length 34

Width 18.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details Length with handle bars extended is 41.00"

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gendron Wheel Company

Maker Details The Gendron Wheel Company was incorporated in 1880 and a small factory was started at 218 Summit Street. Within three years the business increased to such proportions that larger quarters became necessary. A site at the corner of Orange and Superior streets was purchased and a four-story building 100 feet square was erected. In 1890, the capital stock was increased to $300,000 and a few years later it was increased to $500,000. This company was not only the originator of the wire wheel, but it has always been the recognized leader in the manufacture of goods of that class. It makes bicycles, tricycles, invalid chairs, go-cars, baby carriages, doll carriages, coaster wagons, toy wheelbarrows, etc.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1791



Date MAY 28,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Wear to handle bars, small tears in leather of seat, some paint chiping, cracks in wheels.