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Overland Band Wagon and Horses by Hubley

$385.00

Overland Band Wagon and Horses by Hubley

This visually striking toy harkens back to the days of circus’ in their heyday.  The toy’s quality is reflected in the variety of colors which include yellow, flesh tones, red, silver, navy, blue, and white.

Our toy white colors have a very slight amber cast, possibly a factory varnish or just property of the paint that gives it a great antique look.  There are minor chips as expected with age, and these have darkened to a coffee shade showing their originality and age.  The reds and golds are deep and beautiful.

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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