Arcade Cast Iron 6 Rider Fire Engine Pumper Truck for Sale
Arcade Cast Iron 6 Rider Fire Engine Pumper Truck
We have for you this cast iron 6 rider fire engine pumper truck that was manufactured by the Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois.
This is a two-piece cast iron construction where the halves are held together with a riveted steel rod in the center. The engine has the rubber “Arcade Balloon” tires on all 4 tires. The black rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age they may have petrified, discolored, warped and/or cracked. The bell is original but the gong has been restored on this and rings dully.
Our example of this fire engine pumper truck is in excellent all original condition with no breaks or touch ups. This piece shows the usual dust, fading patina, chips, scuffs, scratches, surface rusting and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This came in two sizes this one is approximately 13″ L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois:
The Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois was originally founded as Novelty Iron Works by Edward H. and Charles Morgan in 1868, and conducted business in two small buildings with a staff of ten people.
The company operated between the years 1868 to 1946. They began making toys and coffee mills and then moved to a new site in 1893 (after fires, financial issues, and changing their name from Novelty Iron Works).
Arcade toy catalogs appear to start at 1902 and as late as 1939. Arcade`s toy line included over 300 toy items. Yellow Cab was their first successful toy followed by Andy Gump in 348 and Chester Gump in His Pony Cart. Arcade also made toy banks, doll house furniture, and cast-iron penny toys.
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|Dimensions||20 × 12 × 8 in|