Antique Arcade ca. late 1930’s Yellow Cast Iron “Caterpillar Diesel Tractor” #270Y D-7 Crawler Track-type Tractor Toy for Sale
Antique Arcade ca. late 1930’s Yellow Cast Iron “Caterpillar Diesel Tractor” #270Y D-7 Crawler Track-type Tractor Toy
We have for you this ca. late 1930’s yellow cast iron “Caterpillar Diesel Tractor” D-7 crawler track-type tractor toy, model #270Y that was manufactured by the Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois.
Embossed on both the left and right front sides of the tractor it says “Caterpillar” vertically. On the inside left it is embossed with “270L” and on the right inside it is embossed “270R” and “270R Arcade”. The decals are in good condition with the usual flaking and loss that can be seen with age and play. The decals read, “Trademark Licensed by Caterpillar Tractor Co. Peoria, Illinois”.
We need to mention that we have seen four of these recently in restored condition bring quite a sum, or be bid on. You will want to note the color of our tracks and the chrome plating that chips off with age (many reproductions look great but don’t have this plating). Paint was dipped enamel that would thin on corners normally and oxidize when original. Note too, the black color of the inner wheels that were enameled (restorations often miss this). Also note the grill oxidation (there are reproduction grills that are shiny, not aged appropriately).
Our example of this tractor is in great all original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, chips, scuffs, scratches, surface rusting and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 7 ¾” L x 3 ¾” W x 3 ½” H. This is a very desirable and hard to find cast iron toy and would be a great addition to any cast iron collection. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois:
A brief history of Caterpillar Tractor Company of Peoria, Illinois:
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|