It turned out that I eventually found Brian, the master toymaker, although there are several people with the name of Brian Cowdery on the Net! I wrote to Brian for his permissions, and he wrote back. He even presented me with a bio, which is appreciated, since he's very busy making great toys (I think he's actually an elf from the 1920's for Santa Claus caught in a futuristic time warp!).
and the chains that hold down the barrels.
For sure, I'm going to add another post on Brian's work. He has a set of detailed photos of the above truck, and I've never seen one of these toys before. That led me to think if there has ever been an AirStream toy made. Of course, I found some, but not any real treasures. I'll still be looking though!
Brian did mention that if I had any questions, I could ask him. One question that I'll ask is how long does a toy take to make. Another question that I have is the texture on some of the toy roofs.
I'm interested in knowing if truck roofs were made different in the 1920's and later?
I like to present a post as soon as I have the approval of the person that I contacted. For today's post, I haven't had enough time to write some of the interesting details about Brian's toys, and his rematch to design and create them to accurate productions as they were made way back then.
Brian mention "Flivvers", which I assume is a brand name that I will have to research.
I've seen a Lifesaver toy before. I'll have to check out who made it. The original is quite rare, in the sense that you don't see too many of them in the marketplace.
I've seen a very old cousin of this great-looking toy version of this toy before. I even wrote a post whereby I matched up a 1920's Butler Brothers catalogue page with the original toy ( I think.) again, because I was in a rush, I will have to add some more details later.
I'd like to thank Brian Cowdery for helping me write this post today.
Have a look at his site, because I've only presented a small portion of his fine toys that he has on his site. And I even managed to find some for sale or that were sold that weren't even on his site!
Thanks as usual for dropping by to visit,and have a great day wherever you may be.
It was "only" -20 degrees C or -4 degrees F this morning.
It's going to get even colder in the next few days!
Have a great day, and if you live in a warm climate, and have toys, I am always willing to travel!
Have pen and Camera will travel!
(Please excuse me Richard Boone and Have Gun Will Travel Producers).