829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind



Friday, February 4, 2011

Flexible Flyer

9 comments:

  1. Transcendental Meditation Levitation?

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  2. katey and nick mostly nickFebruary 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Talking of flyers, why is the Radio Flyer Wagon called the Radio Flyer Wagon? It doesn't fly and it doesn't have a radio.

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  3. Hi. I followed you from Proper Course. I hope it is okay. I am not sure if the camaraderie here is a private comraderie.

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  4. Hey Dog, I've lost your email. Can You send it to me?

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  6. katey and nick mostly nick: The inventor of the Radio Flyer was an Italian immigrant by the name of Antonio Pasin (1897-1990). There is nice 5 minute video about him on the company website.

    He was fascinated by radio and flying - both relatively new technologies in the early 1920s. His first wagon, made of wood, was called the Liberty Coaster that had a picture of the Statue of Liberty, which had impressed him on his arrival in the USA, in its logo. A later wagon was the "Lindy Flyer", which perhaps makes more sense than Radio Flyer.

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  7. 'Radio' was the 1920s 'digital.'

    Baydog, I hope those are middle-schoolers. Otherwise I feel extremely old (I drive through a UMd campus on my way to work and those kids look barely high school age to me).

    Steve in Baltimore

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