Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A Nice 1930's Hubley Cast Iron Stake Truck
Friday, April 19, 2011
A Nice 1940's Hubley
Cast Iron Stake Truck
I was fortunate to see another identical Hubley cast iron truck on the same day that I bid and won this item. I didn't spend a ;lot of money on this item and the other identical item was in much better shape and sold for about $ 180.00 US. plus shipping
At this point, I think I'm going to restore this item. On my regular jaunts (trips) to Dunkin' Donuts in the morning, I talk to the people who are "regulars"there. One of these people is Steve who happens to work for a company that refurbishes locomotives (the real BIG ones!). When I found out what he does, I asked him if he has a sandblasting machine at his factory, and he said yes. I then filed that info in my brain, and when this item came to my house today, I left a message for Steve. I'll have to phone him back and arrange for this Hubley to be sandblasted.
It's a nice toy from the 1940's but as you can see it has a small piece missing from the right rear stake and it also has lots of rust. For today's instalment, I'm just presenting everyone with the photos of this Hubley.
The toy measures 7" (L) x 2 3/8" (W) x 2 3/8" (H)
(178mm x 60mm x 60mm)
Now that's Rust!
This is a great item to photograph.
I wanted to creat a nice shadow of the stakes (the slats on the vertical rear sides).
Here's a wider-angle view of the truck.
You'd think that after 1 1/2 year of photographing these old toys that I would get tired (bored)!
So far that hasn't happened, but sales are slowing down at this time, just like last year!
That's it for today.
So I bid everyone a good morning,
afternoon or evening wherever you may be, and thanks for dropping by to read my blog.