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Hubley Civilian Motorcycle for sale- Hubley Cast Iron toy

$645.00

Hubley Civilian Motorcycle for sale- Hubley Cast Iron toy

Our classic Hubley motorcycle is offered in original condition with the desirable civilian rider.  Most had motorcycle cop figures, this one has the iconic non-helmet 1930’s riding cap in gold.  The Hubley Motorcycle has chromed spoked wheels and the classic olive with Gold highlighted Harley Davidson on the tanks.

Condition is very good and original.  The wheel rubber is heavily cracked and some glue was added to it to stabilize the original rubber.

Note the smoother and crisp molding on the driver and fender posts.  The show the originality and skill of the Hubley cast iron factory.  Also note the original rivets hammered in the fasten the two cycle halves.

Hubley Mfg. Co. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1894 to date
Slogan: “They`re Different”
Founder: John E. Hubley
Specialty: Brand name: Lancaster Brand Iron Toys. Originally manufactured electric toy train equipment and parts. Purchased Safety Buggy Co. factory and moved to site in 1909. First manufactured cast-iron toys, horse-drawn wagons and fire engines, circus trains, and cap guns. Toy autos became the headliners in 1930s. By quickly converting to cheaper smaller toys during the Depression, they avoided financial woes experienced by many other toy companies. Iron shortages in WWII and commitments to fill war contracts did stop the toy division in 1942, until after the war.. The name was later changed to Gabriel Industries and still existed as a division of CBS as of 1978.

 

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