Perhaps the quintessential symbol of American innocence, the Radio Flyer (named for the twin technologic marvels of its day) owes its existence to pure chance. At the turn of the century, company founder Antonio Pasin was working as a carpenter in Chicago, transporting his tools from site to site via small wagons of his own devising. Soon, once customers began requesting to purchase wagons of their own, Pasin realized he was onto something. From then on, though the Radio Flyer has undergone scores of design changes, its bright-red, stamped-steel body has been a virtual constant, remaining as recognizable today as it was for our grandparents' generation.
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