Ado Eerste Hulp tow truck, Ko Verzuu 1939
Height: 25 cm
Width: 48 cm
Depth: 17 cm
Very rare early 'Eerste Hulp' toy car, Model 932. designed by Ko Verzuu for Ado Holland in 1939. Ado means Arbeid door onvolwaardigen, translated; labor by incapacitated, which makes this an even more special piece. Toys by Ado are being highly collected at the moment, even more than ever cause this is very decorative combined with 1950s furniture from all countries! Very nice colorful car, with edged corners, all handmade and hand colored. This is an early toy car and it’s in played condition but I think the patina makes this a very nice piece with aging to it. Just the tow hook and rope is missing, but is that strange after 75 years of playing? Very nice original condition. Would look highly decorative as this can be used as a sculpture everywhere! Marked with the ado plate on the front of the car which is often missing! A very good future investment.
Jacobus (Ko) Verzuu
Utrecht 1901 – 1971
Construction supervisor, toy designer