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.
A page scan from the Arcade toy company of Freeport, Illinois, USA.
A reproduction catalogue ( # 33) published by Noble House (1988)
Old Arcade Cast Iron Double Decker Yellow Coach 500 Bus & Passengers
Painted cast iron, with nickel-plated bus driver and 15 mostly-leaded passengers.
L x W x H (At passengers heads): 13 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 5" 343 mm x 95 mm x 127 mm
Christmas will be here in 2 days, and I know many of you will be travelling all over to reunite with your families. I decided to select a toy that reflected a means of transportation that was common a while back and still is, insofar as old and antique toys go.
So to everyone who has dropped by to visit my post,