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by Estate Road Show Auctions LLC
November 18, 2012, 1:00 PM CST | Killen, AL, US    Live Auction

Lot 224: L224 VTG LOT 2 1957 TONKA STATE HI-WAY DEPT BIG MIKE DUAL HYDRAULIC DUMP TRUCK (44 views)

L224 VTG LOT 2 1957 TONKA STATE HI-WAY DEPT BIG MIKE DUAL HYDRAULIC DUMP TRUCK
Estimate: $950 - $1,250
Description: Offered for your consideration this lot of 2 Vintage 1957 TONKA Toy State Hi-Way Dept Big Mike Dual Hydraulic Dump Truck. In 1946, three men set out to create a metal implements business on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. They called their company Mound Metalcraft. Fortunately for little boys everywhere, they were more successful with toys than gardening tools. The owners made some changes to the original designs and decided that the logo for the toy division would be the word Tonka placed on the metal toys. Tonka is a Dakota-Sioux Indian word meaning Large. The first year, the young company only created two designs of toy metal vehicles, a crane and a steam shovel. The huge success of their first year led the partners to set aside the garden tools business and make metal toys. The Tonka brand metal vehicles earned high praise. The first Tonka dump truck was introduced in 1949. In 1965, Tonka began to manufacture the Mighty line of toys. from then to present, the Mighty line of vehicles continue to be popular. In 1991, Hasbro bought Tonka Toys. One little known expansion of the Tonka brand label occurred in 1964, when the company acquired a manufacturing company and began producing barbecue grills. ..... from the collection of Bob & Bev Newmire from Branson MO (former Toy Museum owners) -- part I of three parts to be sold Jan 6th. More toys, Buddy L, Keystone, Signs, Pumps, Whizzer bikes, do not miss!
  • Condition: paint chipping,minor wear
  • Provenance: Provenance
  • Dimensions: L: 14 W: 6 H: 6.5 LB: 7 OZ:
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Lot 224: L224 VTG LOT 2 1957 TONKA STATE HI-WAY DEPT BIG MIKE DUAL HYDRAULIC DUMP TRUCK
Estate Road Show Auctions LLC
NEWMIRE TOY COLLECTION BRANSON MO - DAY ONE BUDDY L PEDAL C
November 18, 2012, 1:00 PM CST