Buddy "L" Concrete Mixer Toy

Buddy "L" Concrete Mixer Toy

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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.”
Object Name
Toy Concrete Mixer
date made
ca 1926
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
iron (wheels material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Edith R. Meggers
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
America on the Move
America On The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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