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Toy automobile apparatus

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #3963262.

A toy automobile apparatus resembling two small automobiles in nose-to-nose relation, each adapted to seat a child facing the other child, the apparatus including ground-engaging drive wheels adapted to be driven in respectively opposite directions by two sets of pedals operated respectively by the two children, the driving connection between said wheels and each of said pedal sets including a slipping clutch the output power of which depends on the force and speed with which the associated pedal set is driven, whereby one child can take command and "push" the other if he can operate his pedals with greater force and speed than the other child. Also, each child is provided with a steering wheel operable to steer the apparatus, each steering wheel being operable only when the child controlling it has taken command of the driving force.

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