This is indeed an unusual item. Very much used, very distressed but has loads of character. The dimensions:L:19,H:4:,and width not including wheels:1" makes for a very uncommon item. Speaking of wheels they are metal with remnants of original red paint with wonderful star-like "spokes" they also "wobble" on the axles which I believe was intentional.There are also traces of original green paint on the bottom. This toy could certainly be considered folk art.