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Antique Mohawk Toys Yellow Taxi No. 361 Tin Lithographed Cab for Sale

$175.00

Antique Mohawk Toys Yellow Taxi No. 361 Tin Lithographed Cab

We have for you tin, windup, lithographed, Yellow Taxi No. 361 manufactured by Mohawk Metal Toy Company of Newark, NJ.

This toy has a dedicated windup key/loop, and when wound the taxi cab moves in circles. The windup mechanism works as it should with encouragement when on the floor and wonderfully when held up. The wheels and axles are sound. The sides of the cab say, “Yellow Taxi, No. 361, Made in U.S.A.” and the back lithographed license plate says, “Mohawk Toys.”

Our example of this Mohawk Yellow Taxi is in great condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 7” L x 3 H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.

 

 

A brief history of Mohawk Metal Toy Company of Newark, New Jersey:

Mohawk Metal Toy Company was founded in 1919 in Newark, New Jersey. Mohawk specialized in metal toys and novelties, as well as, miniature wagons, cars and trains. They brought on Louis Wolf and Company to be their selling agent.

In 1920, the company incorporated and began to expand their line to include other items such as a lightweight tin dump truck and then “Main Street” trolley car. By 1921, Mohawk Metal Toy Company’s advertising disappears from the trade publications and was not heard from again.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in