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Bally Motorcycle Kiddie Ride
- This "Bally Traffic Police Bike" kiddie ride allows a child to dream of being a police officer
- At the press of a button, it bumps up and down and sways from side to side
- Rides like these were designed to spark a child's imagination and came in a wide variety of styles
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“Kiddie rides,” as they are commonly called, got their start in 1931 when Missouri inventor James Otto Hahs built a mechanical horse as a Christmas present for his children. He went on to create a commercial coin-operated version cast in aluminum called the Hahs Gaited Mechanical Horse, and he teamed up with Exhibit Supply Company to distribute it across America. By 1953, kiddie rides were described as America’s fastest-growing business by Billboard Magazine. Today, vintage children’s rides like this are extremely difficult to find, especially in such excellent working condition, and they are highly coveted by collectors of antique toys and Americana.
27" wide x 41" deep x 48" high