Buddy "L" Concrete Mixer Toy

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
date made
ca 1926
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
ID Number
ER.314637.12612
accession number
314637
catalog number
314637.12612
Credit Line
Edith R. Meggers
subject
Toys
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
America on the Move
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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