This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A Newly-Discovered ebay Merchant with Very Nice Toys
Saturday, December 4, 2016 Sunny 1 Celsius 34 Fahrenheit
I'm always searching for new toys, and ebay has lots and lots of them. So when I found some nice old toys from the 1930's, I had to write the ebay seller. Mr. Chris Moore goes by the "moniker" Iowa-Dirtman. I like that "nickname. I can just see Chris digging up the earth searching for those old toys! ANyway, he gave me his permission to use his photos, and he had 2 very nice toys, as you'll see below.
Vintage Buddy 'L' Wrecking Wrecker Tow Truck
Circa: probably 1920's
Black cab with red truck, wheels are silver with red centers.
L x W x H: 29" x 8 1/2" x 12" at the back crane (737 mm x 216 mm x 305 mm)
Approximate weight: 15 pounds 6.82 Kg
Buddy 'L' Aerial Ladder Fire Truck
Circa: LAte 1920's-Early 1930's
All-red painted pressed steel which steel wheels.
L X W X H: 29.5" x 10" x 10" ( 750 mm x 250 mm x 250 mm)
Weight: 15 pounds ( 6.82 Kg)
These 2 toys are quite large, and are very hands-on" toys to play with. Both steer to the left or right, as well as being able to crank up a wrecked car, or extend the ladders. I'm sure that children at the time must have had loads of fun playing with these marvellous toys.
This is one of the few times where someone has included the weight of the toys, and these certainly are "heavyweights" weighing near 15 pounds (6.82 kg). What's of course interesting is the great condition that these 2 toys are in. Naturally, being rarer and in such condition, they come at a well-deserved high price to buy!