Did you have a Radio Flyer? Chicago icon wants your stories as it turns 100

Radio Flyer is nearing its 100th anniversary. It's based in Montclare on Grand Avenue. (Radio Flyer / via DNAinfo)

Radio Flyer is nearing its 100th anniversary. It's based in Montclare on Grand Avenue. (Radio Flyer / via DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — It might be hard to imagine that one of the world’s most recognizable toy companies — Radio Flyer — was founded in a tiny workshop on the city’s Far Northwest Side almost 100 years ago.

Seeking the American Dream, Antonio Pasin fled Italy for Chicago and created the wagon and other kids-wheel-product company inside a one-room workshop in Montclare in 1917.

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“He was a craftsman who had a passion for design and quality,” said Pasin’s grandson, Robert Pasin, the company’s current CEO. “That we’re turning 100 years old is really a testament to my grandfather and what he built.”

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