Sunday, February 13, 2011

Manoil Toys

February 13, 2010

Manoil is another one of the American companies that made and sold toys. However, the major difference from other companies of the time, was that their toys were mostly small.

They're usually about 4 1/2" (L) x 1 3/4" (W) x 1 14" (H).

Some of them look like similar toys of the era, while others have a very futuristic look to them.

The above 2 oil trucks are similar, but for their grills and overall colour.
The red truck is entirely red, while the green truck has its' grill painted silver.

Here's another truck, this time a fire truck.

The 4 images above represent 2 different colour choices. The car looks like a vintage MG convertible roadster of the 1930's or early 1940's.
The model # is 707

This last roadster is in the blue (cyan) colour. 
It looks like the other 2, but I think it lost its' front bumper in an "accident".

Now we start to get into very interesting designs. 
The car cab is pushed back like some of the racing cars of that era. 
This model is # 707, and the same one below is also, but it comes in that blue-cyan colour.

Below again is the model  #701.
It too had an "accident".
But take a look at it up close. 
The design features are awesome.

Finally, the "piece de resistance" 
The model below is # 704.

It measures 6" (L) x 1 1 3/4" (W) x 1 1/2" H)
Both  the 701 and 704 models are just great "eye candy"

This Manley is larger than the rest, but its' design is terrific.

With many of the cars of that time being red, it reminded me of what Henry Ford said when 
his model T was proving to be a success. Someone asked him if he would ever change the colour from black. His response was yes, to black! 

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