Rare Antique Buddy L 1920s Pressed Steel Toy Steam Shovel On Cast Wheels
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Rare Antique Buddy L 1920s Pressed Steel Toy Steam Shovel On Cast Wheels:
RARE1920s - 1930s DEPRESSIONERA
PRESSED STEEL BUDDY L TOY STEAM SHOVEL
WITH CAST IRON WHEELS,
BUILT BY THE MOLINE PRESSED STEEL CO. OF EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS
This amazing toysteam shovelis a recent acquisition to our storefront. It is in antique, once played with and as-found condition. It appears this toy was once painted, but it is a vintage period repainting, as the roof is a silver color, the wheelsand base are red and there isover-brush paint,and the black body seems to have been repainted, as well. There are no decals existing. The string to pull the bucket up may be original, but we are unsure. There is a modern nut and bolt to tie the boom together, as well. It does work and draws the bucket up and the dump opens. It spins no problem, as well. Measures approx. 20" long, 8" wide, and 14" tall to the top of the boom.
It is simply amazing that antique turn of the century toys like this were actual working scale models of the original equipment, and not only were real machines, but they taught young boys and men how to actually operate the full size equipment. Not to mention that a toy like this was a definite safety hazard in case anything went wrong! This also was a quite rare toy for it's time considering it was issued right during the worst part of the US Depression, making it very expensive to purchase.
PLEASE NOTE!We are far from antique toy experts or graders and have honestly tried to represent this by our accurate description and photos. Due to human error we may have missed something, so please ask any questions before making a purchase. This piece is being sold in AS-IS, AS-FOUND condition. Thank you!If you are located in the Chicagoland area, this piece is available for viewing in our storefront during our store hours. Please contact us for information.If you've been looking for one of these extremely rare toys, here's your chance. It would absolutely be a wonderful example for a full restoration only adding to the major resale value this toy would have.DON'T MISS OUT!Would make a great gift for that special someone, too!
You will receive the exact pictured item being offered here in AS-IS condition.Please ask any questions before purchasing.
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