In 1922, Checker Motors Company of Kalamazoo, Mich., makes the first Checker taxicabs. In 1970's, there were about 5,000 Checkers make up almost half of New York City's taxi fleet. July 26, 1999, the last day of New York's last Checker cab, as the owner, Mr. Johnson prepared to retire. Our model not only tells the great story of the Checker taxicabs, but it also reminds us of the NYC's icon, the yellow cab, which is falling in number due to fierce competition from rideshares such as Uber, Grap.You may not see them as often in a few more years. Features: - 100 percent handmade out of tin - Taxi sign on rooftop - Checker symbols along both sides and on the roof - Turnable black-painted wheels - Handpainted yellow It's a great item for office decoration or any passionate collectors.
- Product Dimensions: 13"L x 5"W x 5"H. Product Weight: 1.4 lbs
- This model is 100 percent handmade out of tin and hand-painted yellow with checker symbols along both sides and on the roof
- In 1982, production ceases for economic reasons. By 1993, there were only 10 Checker cabs left in New York
- 100 percent handmade out of tin
- It's a great item for office decoration or any passionate collectors