STUTZ BEARCAT CAR
Artist: Baldwin Toys (Omaha, NE)
The Stutz Bearcat was an American sports car of the pre- and post-World War One period. Owning a Stutz Bearcat became a status symbol for the wealthy of the era. In 1914 it was priced at $2,000, almost four times that of the basic American made Model T. The colorful history and rakish image of the Stutz Bearcat made it one of the better known antique cars to later generations of Americans. It was often associated with the "Roaring 20s" and college students of that period. Made with walnut, cherry, and rosewood accents.
• Length: 15"
• Width: 5.5"
• Height: 7"
* Slight variations are the nature of handmade items.
Baldwin Toys is a family-operated company that handcrafts wooden toys with quality reminiscent of yesteryear. Made in the USA since 1976, their toys have been displayed at prominent arts and crafts shows, featured in publications and have received numerous awards. The premise upon which they create their toys is simple – they want their toys to lighten and bring joy to children and adults of all ages, and to last generations to come! Their toys are sure to become your keepsake heirlooms.
Wood for the different parts is carefully selected from rough lumber such as walnut, cherry, maple, rosewood, and padauk. The woods and their rich grain patterns give each wooden toy it's own personal quality. No two models are exactly alike. Hours of painstaking care are given each wooden toy as it progresses from initial design to precise fitting and shaping to hand sanding and finally to lustrous oiling and waxing.
Most of the designs are based on a puzzle concept. The various parts of each design can be taken apart, giving it yet another dimension of enjoyment. These are intended as collectible pieces of artwork. However this allows you to share this collectible piece of artwork with a younger generation; play gently with the item and then return the piece to its special spot.
If you are giving the item as a gift; wrap each of the pieces individually and watch as the recipient tries to guess what it is as they unwrap each new piece.
Watch the video below to see the puzzle concept in action!