Converse ca. 1912 Tin Lithographed Windup No. 701 Steel Trolley Car City Hall Park/Union Depot Trolley 16″ *COMING TO AUCTION JAN 2024*
Converse ca. 1912 Tin Lithographed Windup No. 701 Steel Trolley Car City Hall Park/Union Depot Trolley 16″
This is a ca. 1912 tin, lithographed, windup No. 701 City Hall Park/Union Depot trolley that was manufactured by Morton E. Converse and Sons of Winchendon, Massachusetts. It is approximately 16″ L.
A brief history of Morton E. Converse Co. of Winchendon, Massachusetts:
1878 – 1934 (Mason & Converse until 1883, 1905 Morton E. Converse & Sons)
Founder: Morton Converse
Specialty: Toytown Complex
“Toytown Complex” was once recognized as the largest wood toy factory in the world. Known for Noah`s arcs, ABC blocks, and doll furniture, many of which were lithographs on wood. Converse made steel toys in the 1890s, their line was comprised mainly of transportation vehicles with clockwork mechanisms.
|Dimensions||17 × 12 × 11 in|