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Steelcraft Express Truck

$1,200.00

Steelcraft Mack Express Truck- 1927

Our beautiful Mack truck, express truck version, has been restored back to its original condition.  The green and red combination is quite striking and stands out in a pressed steel collection.  Our screen side truck was formerly used as a form of railway and mail service in the United States.

Length is approximately 24 1/2 inches.

It should be noted that the introduction year for this toy, 1927, was an inauspicious time.  The Great Depression was about to hit in 1929, so we see this toy less than Buddy L trucks of a similar design.

The Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, which began by producing automobile components in 1919, expanded its product line in 1923 to include toy cars and trucks like this one under the Steelcraft name.  J.W. Murray was founded in Detroit in 1908 for full sized trucks and toys provided a solution to the scrap metal problem.  **Note that in 1924, this same Burette-Murray company sold their older truck designs based on White trucks to Kelmet Corporation of Connecticut.  These Macks were the next great thing……..  Post WW2, Murray is very well known for their pedal cars and Sears, JC Penny’s and department store offerings.

 

 

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