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Large Hubley Cast Iron Transitional Ladder Truck
4/12/2014 - Americana: Live Salesroom Auction
American, ca 1912-20. Cast iron toy by Hubley. Example of transition from horse drawn form to motorized toy vehicles, retaining majority of the earlier form with the addition of a Christie front drive tractor. Piece is in red and cream palette with gilt eagle design on the center of both side walls. Piece includes five red wooden ladders and undercarriage bell and bucket accessories, and one additional driver; lg. 27 in.

For smaller example, see pg. 34 of American Toy Cars & Trucks by Lillian Gottschalk.


Provenance:  
From the Estate of Kenneth Erwin, Portland, Michigan


Condition:  
Even losses to paint. One ladder has a broken rung.
Sold: $3,360.00
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