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.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Mikie70mach on ebay
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Overcast with snow and rain +2 C 35.6 F
I'm always returning to websites, people, and companies because I know that's where
I will find consistent good results to write the next post. I saw the nice ice truck below, and wrote to the seller. I thought I had contacted him before, but that wasn't the case. Nevertheless, I wrote to him for his permission, which I got. Michael's photography attracted my attention immediately, because it was excellent. Also, he had lots of photos for his listed items, even though the second toy below is offered at a good low price. In other words, Michael likes to present his toys from all angles for the potential buyer to see.
The toy below was the first one that I saw, and the other one I found later. I like them both because they illustrate what trucks from the 1930's looked like.
Arcade Dodge Ice Truck
Painted cast iron with rubber tires
Length: 7" 178 mm
Accompanying the listing for the truck below was a photos of an actual Terraplane truck
from that era. I decided to add it to this post. The toy is not quite 100% looking like the real truck, but it's a good resemblance.
Arcade Terraplane Panel Truck
painted cast iron with rubber tires
Length: 4" 102 mm
I'm writing this post on a Monday. I hope for Tuesday, the weather won't be so bad!
Up here in Montreal,Quebec (Canada), we had a bad ice storm 2 weeks ago which created
a huge "skating ring" all over the city. The ice is still around, and the forecast for Tuesday is warmer weather with snow and rain. It's that rain that I am worried about. People up here sometimes forget how to drive on ice, so I'm always acutely aware of the "other guy" and the distance he is from me - you never know what might happen!
I hope that you enjoyed these 2 small trucks as much as I did writing the post.