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Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
iron (wheels material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in x 11 in; 26.67 cm x 19.685 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
Toy Concrete Mixer
Date made:
ca 1926
Description:
The Moline Pressed Steel Company of East Moline, Illinois produced this Buddy “L” toy concrete mixer during the 1930s. The concrete mixer is made of pressed steel with cast-iron wheels and an iron handle. The toy claimed to actually mix concrete, as the loading scoop could raise and lower and the drum could turn. Buddy “L” toys were named after the son of the manufacturer, and became popular during the 1920s. The company also made toy cars, dump trucks, delivery vans, fire engines, and construction equipment. The manufacturer marketed the toys to boys, claiming “They appeal to boys because they really work.”
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Toys  Search this
Credit Line:
Edith R. Meggers
ID Number:
ER.314637.12612
Accession number:
314637
Catalog number:
314637.12612
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1115812