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Arcade “The Monocoupe” #355 Cast Iron Airplane for Sale

$650.00

Arcade “The Monocoupe” #355 Cast Iron Airplane 

We have for you this cast iron “The Monocoupe” airplane, model #355 that was manufactured by the Arcade Manufacturing Company of Freeport, Illinois. 

This Arcade airplane still retains its original decal on the fuselage and is embossed with “The Monocoupe” in gold on top of the fuselage. The plane has a tin wing on a cast iron body, with nickel plate propeller and wheels.  

Our example of this Arcade Monocoupe is in great all original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. This piece shows the usual dust, patina, chips, scuffs, scratches, surface rusting and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This plane has an approximately 8 ½” wingspan and is approximately 7 ¼” L. This is a very desirable 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: 

 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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Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in