Buddy "L" Concrete Mixer Toy


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.”

Date Made: ca 1926

Subject: Toys


See more items in: Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering, America on the Move, Transportation

Exhibition: America On The Move

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ER.314637.12612Accession Number: 314637Catalog Number: 314637.12612

Object Name: Toy Concrete Mixer

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-9b26-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1115812

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