Offered is an absolutely beautiful Buddy J Jr. truck made after the great Depression. These toys were slightly smaller than the earlier offerings, and represent a relatively compact Buddy L that is highly collected.
Our Buddy L Jr Dump truck features opening doors and an operating back dump truck bed. paintwork is original and it comes with the oft missing front bumper and headlights. Stickers are in strong original condition. The toy has chipping on the body and fenders as well as play wear. The back bumper sticker is about 50% intact but still there after years of service. Rubber tires have the Buddy L logo on them and are in very good condition with wear.
History: The Buddy L Junior Line was introduced in 1928 and was produced through about 1932. All of the Buddy L Jr’s are about 24 inches long, 8 inches high, and 7 3/4 inches wide These Juniors have 2 inch steering wheel with 3 inch black rubber tires marked Firestone dual wheels are mounted on the rear axles These toy trucks have the spindle type front steeringOriginally, these Juniors were cheaper than the deluxe “S” series trucks of the same 1929-1933 period, three to four dollars cheaper. The truck in this line were more generic and Buddy L Jr trucks did not represent a specific make or model of actual production truck of the time.
Buddy L Salem, Massachusetts
1910 to date
Other names: Moline Press Steel(1910-1913); Buddy L Wood Products(1944); Buddy L Manufacturing (1930); Buddy L Corp.(to date).
Founder: Fred Lundahl
Cranes, steamrollers, trucks, construction toys.
Buddy L toys were named after the founder`s son. Lundahl introduced the line in 1921, starting with a pressed steel pick-up truck that expanded into a veritable fleet of almost 30 cranes and other construction toys some five years later.