This item can be restored. Please see Vintage Scooter/Restoration
A lot of kids grew up with a scooter like this one, and a fully-restored one could go for a lot of cash.
- Fact 1: Manufactured by the United Specialties Company in 1933, the Wee Wheelers scooter cost $2.10 for the base model or $3.79 for one with fenders and a bell.
- Fact 2: The first patent for a kick scooter was files in 1921 by Charles Huseman of St. Louis, MO. His design featured four wheels and an adjustable handle, and converted into a pull-wagon.
- Fact 3: Scooters and bicycles share a common ancestor, the velocipede or "dandy-horse", which consisted of a saddle set between two wheels and was pushed foward by the rider's feet on the ground.
- Fact 4: Many early scooters were hand-made, and built with parts from other machines; examples have been found using roller-skates and bicycle wheels.
- Fact 5: Modern scooters are made from lightweight plastics or aluminum, feature high-performance wheels and bearings, and often aimed at extreme-sports enthusiasts.