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Vintage toy trucks and buses

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ron Funkhouser, May 9, 2018.

  1. Trip to the basement netted this Wyandotte trailer I picked up years ago at the goodguys swap meet in Sunny Arizona. It will allow me to display a full size Wyandotte tin car, when I find one. Not the greatest colour match. The hunt continues. E01E7A3A-C0E4-481B-B2AB-834AB531B66D.jpeg
     
  2. My Smith Miller B Mack car carrier with a load of 1957 Chevys. 287.jpg
     
  3. What ya got? I loved toy trucks as a kid, and I still do. 20170613_130327.jpg 20170613_142957.jpg
     
  4. Picked this tootsie toy recently. I guess we could call it an 18 window bus, although it actually has 20. It looks to me like these were cast out of some sort of white metal. As I collect more of these I will have to inform myself a bit more. AD235744-1176-467F-BCCA-71EA59D6175C.jpeg
     
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  5. Barn Hunter
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    This trailer is a heavy equipment carrier heavy.jpg
     
  6. roadsterlines
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    'Australian Toys Manufacturing Co., Camperdown, 21 October 1940'; pics by R. Wolfe; ACP/CP/Pix Magazine; Mitchell Library/State Library of New South Wales SLNSW_FL19111442.jpg SLNSW_FL19111435.jpg
     
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  8. Okie Pete
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    Those are some very awesome photos of how toy trucks were made . Thank You for sharing them. Wonder how many of the toy trucks survived?
     
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  9. That workforce looks pretty young.
     
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  10. bob miller 32
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    wants a rear door for the trailer ! easy to find ?
     
  11. roadsterlines
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    The photos are dated 21 October 1940. The young workers: Australia announced it was at war at the same time Britain did in 1939. The net tells me that the Oz Army wasn't involved until 1941 but the navy and some pilots were involved before that. However, there would have been a lot of recruitment and training before 1941, so perhaps there was a shortage of adult workers for things like toy manufacturing. Or: two of the boys look like they could be brothers, so was the toy company a family business? (There looks to be at least one adult in the background of one photo.)
     
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    IMG_8652.jpeg Here’s one I bought at the Winfield steam and Gas engine show a couple years ago
     
  13. roadsterlines
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    It looks like someone was using someone else's design.
     
  14. alanp561
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    Child labor laws in Australia were pretty lax prior to the '40s, depending on what part of the country you were in.
     
  15. Okie Pete
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    Not sure who made the truck
     
  16. hotrodjack33
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    Heya Pete,
    That looks to be a big 18" Marx/Lumar "Contractor Truck". It's the early '50s version with the tin-litho wheels. Hope this helps. :)
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  17. Okie Pete
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    Thank You Jack . I was thinking the stickers on the bed may have been added on by a previous owner. But after seeing Your post they were original to the truck
     
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  18. roadsterlines
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    'Wheeled toys (trucks, trains, waggons, wheelbarrows, etc.) for Campbell & Co., 2 April 1937' Sam Hood Collection; Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales SLNSW_FL20815723.jpg SLNSW_FL20815724.jpg SLNSW_FL20815725.jpg SLNSW_FL20815726.jpg
     

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