Scale Model "Russo-Balt" C24/40 Torpedo, 1912. The scale is 1:43. In the original display box in EX condition with some storage wear, toy is mint. About 5".
The torpedo body style had a streamlined profile and a folding or detachable soft top and was used from 1908 until the mid-1930's. The name was introduced in 1908 when Captain Theo Masui, the London-based importer of French Gregoire cars, designed a streamlined body and called it "The Torpedo". This model was a copy of the car brand Fondu made in Vilvoorde (Belgium).
The Russo-Baltic wagon factory (Русско-Балтийский вагонный завод) (RBVZ) was one of the first Russian companies that produced vehicles and aircraft between 1909 and 1923. Founded in 1874 in Riga, a major industrial center of the Russian Empire, the company grew into a large enterprise that produced steam and horse threshing machines, stationary oil and kerosene combustion engines, passenger and freight cars, and, later, cars and airplanes designed by I. I. Sikorsky.