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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A home made wooden go-kart (2005). Made by donor's grandson and a friend, when aged 10-11 years, from recycled waste and rough untreated wood. It has four blue plastic wheels with sponge tyres. The back axle is fastened to a piece of wood which is fixed to the end of a plank. Above this are two more pieces of wood that form the seat. A simple pivot brake is screwed to the seat. The front axle is fastened to a piece of wood which is bolted to the other end of the plank allowing this axle to swivel. Secured to the axle is a piece of orange nylon rope used to steer the cart. Above the front axle are two loops of chain, secured to the body plank to act as stirrups.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Iris Cresswell in March 2006.
Makers and roles
Matthew Gresswell, maker