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Hubley Cast Iron Motorcycles

What a great opportunity to show off some Harley and cop motorcycle toys by Hubley.  These solid cast iron toys were made in the 1930’s and help showcase the prowess of the tool makers at Hubley. Each of these castings was done by artists and in each you can see the strong points.  I happen…

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Hubley Cast Iron Pickup truck

Hubley Cast Iron Pickup truck

Our red Hubley cast iron pickup truck is a delight to hold.  The stake bed is a chrome two piece casting and satisfying in its plated form.  The truck is streamlined with great lines and grill.

One can speculate that this is a Diamond T deluxe truck.

Condion is good, but there was overpaint on the doors and back, as if a kid had some idea in mind, then overpainted it red.  Wheels are original as shown.

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Hubley Cast Iron Cats, Persian Doorstops (2)

Hubley Cast Iron Cats, Persian Doorstops (2)

You know  you need not one, but two of these kitten doorstops!  They are by Hubley and likely from around the 1930’s.  Paintwork has dust and dings, but it is a survivor and original.

Both white cats have a painted bell and a bow on the back.  Get in touch with your softer side men, buy it for the “wife”.

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Hubley Cast Iron Taxi for sale- Rare!

Hubley Cast Iron Taxi for sale- Rare!

Here we have a rare one folks!  Most people are very aware of the Arcade taxi cabs, but how many of you have a Hubley taxi?  Here is one that temporarily breaks my heart, and its rear axle.  That said, I know there are experts out there that can put this on the right path with a new rear spring and wheels.

Size is around 5 1/4″ and the driver is an integral casting.  See the photos for a catalog page that matches it.

Note, we have two wheels on order and will likely just put an axle through it, then brace the opposite side with a block.

The paint is actually quite excellent for the age.  The vibrant color is strong and glossy still.

 

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Hubley Cast Iron Dogs for sale

Hubley Cast Iron Dogs for sale

We believe these to be smaller Hubley Cast iron dogs from around the 1930s.  that said, the one bulldog with a red frown and black collar is likely a more current toy and a polystone or heavy polymer.

Each of the five vintage dogs are on good to excellent condition with beautiful sculpting and paint.

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Hubley Cast Iron Motorcycle for sale with Sidecar for sale

Hubley Cast Iron Motorcycle for sale with Sidecar

-Used and loved Hubley motorcycle with sidecar. Our toy features strong paint in the drivers face and gold highlights to the tanks that say Harley Davidson.

The color is a desirable red with gold and then contrasting green side car.  Two tires need to be replaced with available reproductions.  Recent sales are much higher than our price, as we purchased this right.

Condition is original.

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Hubley Cast Iron General Steam shovel for sale

Sharp colored General in immaculate condition.  The toy has light play use, but is in excellent condition for its age.

The General is a steam shovel cast iron with operator.  Our example has sharp red and blue colors, then has quite a few hand applications of silver highlights.

Hubley did a great job with this toy and it is a pleasure to hold.

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Hubley Cast Iron Pickup and Fire Trucks for Sale

Hubley Cast Iron Pickup and Fire Trucks for Sale

 

We just purchased a nice vintage collection of Hubley Fire trucks and a pickup truck.  Details coming soon.  The fire truck has the original ladders and is in very good condition for its age; with original tires.

There is also a large AC Williams dump truck in the group.  Feel free to email in advance at toys(at) antiquetoys.com

Here’s a nice Hubley blurb about how paint was applied to these:  “Hubley’s casting process involved several steps. For a particular toy, bookend, or doorstop, metalworkers would first carve a wood form, or hammer out the basic design in metal. Pressing this form into finely compacted sand created an impression for molding. Cast iron heated to 3000 degrees was poured into the sand mold and, when cooled, the form would pop out. Rough edges would be filed away and the mold ready for mass production casting. Painters applied a base coat (usually white or cream but sometimes black) to cast figures whether toys or doorstops. Then, colorists used a variety of hues highlighting important details”  -Wiki

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Hubley Cast Iron Fire Pumper Truck – SOLD

Hubley Cast Iron Fire Pumper Truck

Here is a challenging toy to find, the Hubley Pumper from about 1934.  It was an early extra heavy toy that featured expensive chrome plating.  Later versions ended this extra cost, so this is a deluxe look.

The toy is in great condition for its age and features original paint with replacement truck tires.

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Hubley Cast Iron Toys

The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley. The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron, with themes that ranged from horse-drawn vehicles and different breeds of dogs, to tractors, steam shovels, horses, banks, and guns. Hubley’s main competition in the early years was Arcade as well as a bit from A.C. Williams.

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