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Subject: the big wheel

Written By: michelle on 6/14/2001 at 12:45 p.m.

please tell me what is the exact year the big wheel was created and sold. i need to prove my husband wrong he said it was before 1975 and he used the back wheels for a go cart when he was 11 or 12. i know he's wrong!!!!!!!!!!!! (lol) thanking you in advance. awaiting your andswer.


Subject: Re: the big wheel

Written By: Fett69 on 6/15/2001 at 10:09 p.m.

: please tell me what is the exact year the big
: wheel was created and sold. i need to prove
: my husband wrong he said it was before 1975
: and he used the back wheels for a go cart
: when he was 11 or 12. i know he's
: wrong!!!!!!!!!!!! (lol) thanking you in
: advance. awaiting your andswer.

I had one prior to 77, because I upgraded in 77 (my 8th b-day) to the Mean Green Machine. Pretty sure my uncle (9yrs older than me) had one in a picture when I was 2 or 3, so that'd be 72 or so.

Not that I enjoy proving you wrong! >;-P But I'm pretty sure he's right.

Sorry.

Subject: Re: the big wheel

Written By: TX on 6/14/2001 at 3:21 p.m.

: please tell me what is the exact year the big
: wheel was created and sold. i need to prove
: my husband wrong he said it was before 1975
: and he used the back wheels for a go cart
: when he was 11 or 12. i know he's
: wrong!!!!!!!!!!!! (lol) thanking you in
: advance. awaiting your andswer.

I had one in 75.

Subject: Re: the big wheel

Written By: DJ Midas on 6/14/2001 at 1:37 p.m.

: please tell me what is the exact year the big
: wheel was created and sold. i need to prove
: my husband wrong he said it was before 1975
: and he used the back wheels for a go cart
: when he was 11 or 12. i know he's
: wrong!!!!!!!!!!!! (lol) thanking you in
: advance. awaiting your andswer.

Here's a link to some info on the Big Wheel. This link says they were first introduced in the 60's. Manufactured by Empire Toys.

Subject: Re: the big wheel

Written By: crazydon on 6/14/2001 at 8:26 p.m.

: Here's a link to some info on the Big Wheel.
: This link says they were first introduced in
: the 60's. Manufactured by Empire Toys.

They were originally made by the Louis Marx Co., probably the best-known toy manufacturer to be based in West Virginia (if not the only one). The company was based in Glen Dale, which is south of Wheeling. I played with many a Marx toy when I was a kid, but never had a Big Wheel nor Rock-Em Sock-Em Robots (also made by Marx)

Subject: Re: the big wheel

Written By: ChuckyG on 6/14/2001 at 5:28 p.m.

: Here's a link to some info on the Big Wheel.
: This link says they were first introduced in
: the 60's. Manufactured by Empire Toys.

according to a page I found about the company:

Empire has been a toy manufacturer for approximately 40 years. TheCompany's business experienced significant change in 1993 whensubstantial non-toy operations were sold. Following the divestituresof non-toy businesses, Empire's operations were focused on its toybusiness, including the Big Wheel(R) non-powered ride-on product linewhich has been sold throughout the United States since 1970, and itsplastic decorative holiday products business.