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
Mr. Ken McGee Revisited
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Overcast and Raining 6 Celsius 41 Fahrenheit
It must be that Christmas is approaching. I've been revisiting old friends who have helped me out,and so it was, that I happened to visit Mr. Ken McGee. Ken has a Chevrolet dealership in Ontario (Canada), but he also happens to be a fascinating seller on ebay. His specialty are is car manual ephemera or simply put, car manuals. He has thousands and thousands of old car manuals for sale, but visiting him today was a big surprise.
I've been fortunate to lately find toys that are either in excellent condition or that have been restored.
So when I visited Ken yesterday, I was awestruck. He had a whole nice grouping of very old toys that had been superbly restored. Naturally, I had to download two examples for todays post., but if you venture over to his ebay store, you'll see at least a dozen fine examples of toys from olden times as they might have appeared 90 years ago!
1926-1929 Buddy 'L' Pressed Steel Toy Ice Delivery Truck Restored
A beautifully restored example of the Buddy 'L' ice delivery truck, complete
with a canvas bed cover that slides on bed rails,and three glass "ice" blocks.
An excceptional restoration with clean paint and decals.
Measures (L x W x H) 25 1/2" x 9" x 12 1/2" 647 mm x 228 mm x 317 mm.
1925-1929 Buddy 'L' Fire Pumper Pressed Steel Toy
Proper decals on the front grill, floorboard, and sides. Working steering linkage
Brass bell, brightly polished boiler, and moving flywheels
and rods on the piston piston pump unit.
L x W x H: 23 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" 596 mm x 215 mm x 266 mm
I've only selected two examples to present for today. However, if you happen to read this post within the next week (November 29-December 5, 2016), you will see a great selection of restored pressed steel American toys from the 1920's-1930's. You won't be sorry if you venture over there at Ken's
ebay store. And if you had a favourite car then check out his car manuals.