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Hubley Bell Telephone Truck- Large Cast Iron Version For Sale

$385.00

Hubley Bell Telephone Truck- Large Cast Iron Version For Sale

-Great Red and desirable Hubley Bell Telephone Truck for sale.  Our toy belonged to a Bell Phone Worker and has been in the family for 50+ years.  The truck was overpainted ages ago by the owner and quite a good job.  The red has even aged and thinned at edges and seams like factory paint ; it just isn’t from the factory.  The owner also white overpainted the cracking rubber tires to stabilize them.

We should emphasize that Hubley made these Bell Telephone trucks in about 3 smaller sizes, this is the large and deluxe one.  The play value is great and and one could add a telephone pole/log to the trailer for extra fun.

Best part of the set, it comes with the oft-lost cast iron ladder, trailer, step ladder, and cable boom.

Hubley Mfg. Co. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1894 to date
Slogan: “They`re Different”
Founder: John E. Hubley
Specialty: Brand name: Lancaster Brand Iron Toys. Originally manufactured electric toy train equipment and parts. Purchased Safety Buggy Co. factory and moved to site in 1909. First manufactured cast-iron toys, horse-drawn wagons and fire engines, circus trains, and cap guns. Toy autos became the headliners in 1930s. By quickly converting to cheaper smaller toys during the Depression, they avoided financial woes experienced by many other toy companies. Iron shortages in WWII and commitments to fill war contracts did stop the toy division in 1942, until after the war.. The name was later changed to Gabriel Industries and still existed as a division of CBS as of 1978.

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 4.6 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 10 in