Arcade Cast Iron Ironman Toys Professional Restoration Taxi *SOLD*
Arcade Cast Iron Ironman Toys Professional Restoration Taxi
We have for you this cast iron Taxi in a super unique green color that is hard to find. This taxi was manufactured by the Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois, and professionally restored and aged by one of the best professional restorers of cast iron toys Ironman Toys’ own Arnie Prince.
This piece is in professionally restored condition with no breaks, additional 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. 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 in 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, dollhouse furniture, and cast-iron penny toys.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|