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.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Fire Truck Toys of the 1920's
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Cloud with some sun & Flurries 6 Celsius 41 Fahrenheit
What's interesting about old toy fire trucks of the 1920's is that most of the toys from different manufacturers of toys look the same. The standard fire truck came with a bell, ladders, and sometimes hoses. There were also "chemical" trucks that were carried in large cylinders on the fire engine. These chemicals were used to put out fires that could not be extinguished with water.
The advertisements below are quite nice and informative, and present to you the "real" fire trucks of the times. The toys of course, are based on these "real life" fire trucks
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A more sophisticated fire truck. It's equipped with a high pressure nozzle
at the end of the long structure. Notice also, that there are 2 cylinders that same structure. These would have been filled with fire-fighting chemicals that could be pumped though the high pressure nozzle.