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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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Hudson Terraplane Hubley Cast Iron

Hudson Terraplane Hubley Cast Iron

Gruff and used this Hudson pickup truck is a true rarity in the world of Hubley.  The Hubley company quickly realized that this two piece and nickel grill toy was just expensive to make.  Profits could be higher if the nickel plating was eliminated (and it was) and if the casting was done in fewer parts (and the castings were consolidated).  So we have an evolutionary dead end here.

Rarity aside, this original condition Hudson is beautiful.  The art deco lines are pure and the streaming makes it a sought after toy.  The cast iron is set off in blue, black, and nickel plating.  There is quite a bit of play wear and tires are replaced; for some reason it doesn’t matter with this pickup.

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x-SOLD-Hubley Cast Iron Trooper Motorcycle

x-SOLD-Hubley Red Dual Headlight Police Motorcycle

Date: Approximately 1930’s
Material: Cast Iron
Company:  Hubley
Size: Over 4” Long
Country of Origin: USA
Condition: Very Good as shown
Notes:  Considering how old this toy motorcycle is, the red paint shows exceptionally well and toy is well preserved.  This is a dual headlight motorcycle variation and red paint variation with wooden wheels.  -Stout antique toy with a great artistic aesthetic.

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Hubley Race Car cast iron

Hubley Race Car cast iron Here is a great offering by Hubley in decadent red with silver highlights.  It is a racer with driver and has heavy cast iron and rubber tires.  The size is about 6″ long. Paint condition is very good, if not excellent for the age with some chips on the drivers…

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