Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Fabulous Work of T-Reproductions

Saturday, February 24, 2018
3 C  37.4 F

The Fabulous Work of

    I've seen these beautiful reproduction before, but I kept forgetting to contact the company. Finally, I did so earlier in the week, and received an e-mail reply from the owner.  I got the go-ahead to write a post about the company from the owner, Mr. Norman Thomas
So that's my post for today. 

The company produces fantastic reproductions of  pressed-steel toys of the 1930's. These have included some nice Buddy 'L' reproduction toys such as the tugboat below. These reproductions are made in limited  quantities, some of which are limited to 25 copies, and then the model is no longer made.  As well, Mr. Thomas will even make customized  reproductions for you.
All of the models are made of high-quality heavy gauge steel. You can tell this by the weight of the
toys, some of which, whose weight are noted below. If you are familiar with Buddy "L" toys, you can see the fine resemblance of Mr. Thomas' models to the original Buddy "L" toys.

Interestingly,  the T-Reproduction models can be found on ebay in the secondary marketplace. 
Those presented on ebay are past models which have been retired from production.

I've focussed only on the trucks, cars, and one tugboat today.  
However, there is a whole line of fine model trains and accessories for the trains.

The tugboat below is a fine example of the work that T-Reproductions does.
The original toy, manufactured by Buddy "L" is quite rare, and yields high
prices at the final price.

Buddy "L" Tugboat
based on the original 1928 boat by Buddy "L"

Red Baby
Truck & Trailer both included

Doctor Coupe Flivver Model
Past  production, limited to 15 models of production

Green Touring Bus
7 wheels with  red spokes, including one spare
Limited to 25 unita
Originally seen at the World's Fair in Chicago (Illinois, USA)
Length x Height x Width:
20" x 7 1/2"  x 5 3/4"     50.74 cm x 19.2 cm x 14.5 cm  

Orange Touring Bus
Has 7 wheels 
Length x Height x Width: 
17" x 7 1/2" x 5 3/4"   43.1 cm x 19 cm x 14.6 cm
Weight:  10 pounds  4.54 kilos

Huckster Canvas Top
Length x Height: 14 1/2" x 7 1/2"  30.68 cm x 10.90 cm

Screen Side Mail Flivver
The back is encased in a mesh type screen.
14 1/2" x 6 1/2"  30.68 cm x 10.65 cm

Produce Flivver One Ton Stock
Powder-coated in high gloss black paint.
Steel-encased pickup bed, with 4 eight red spoke wheels.
Length x Height:  14 1/2" x 6 1/2"  30.68 cm x 10.65 cm

Vegetable Huckster
Powder-coated with high gloss green paint
with 4 eight red spike wheels.
A canvas roof extends over the tail gate.
Length x Height:  14 1/2" x 6 1/2"  30.68 cm x 10.65 cm

Thanks for dropping by,
and have a great part of the day or night.

Stacey Bindman

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