Auburn Rubber Airport Station Wagon for Sale
Airport Station Wagon by Auburn Rubber
We included this toy in our offerings because its fun! No, this is not a tremendously expensive toy, it just is fun and makes us smile.
This airport station wagon was manufactured by the Auburn Rubber Co. of Auburn, Indiana.
Auburn rubber toys are notorious for having aging problems, but this one is in stellar condition. Rubber is soft. Paint and color are bright.
This piece is in great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 7 ¼” L We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of the Auburn Rubber Company of Auburn, Indiana:
1913 – 1969 (production of toys started in 1935)
Founder: A. L. Murray and William H. Willennar
Specialty: Auburn Rubber started in 1913 as the Double Fabric Tire Company and they specialized in making rubber sheets for shoe soles and rubber tires. In the 1920s, the name changed to the Auburn Rubber Company. In 1935, they started producing toys. They specialized in rubber and vinyl vehicle toys and animals. They introduced a line of English Palace Guards toy soldiers, as well as miniatures for the European and American branches of the military service. During World War II, the company continued to make rubber sheets for shoe soles, except now for combat boots and gaskets for “jerry cans.” At this time, they also started making toys out of plastic. After the war, a new plant was opened in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, devoted to the production of toys. In 1959, their toy division moved to Deming, New Mexico. Auburn Rubber in Deming went out of business in 1969, and its toy cars could be found in retail stores through the early 1970s.
Other names: Double Fabric Tire Company (1913-the 1920s)
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|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|