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Hubley Grasshopper Cast Iron Pull toy, Original For Sale


Hubley Grasshopper Cast Iron Pull toy, Original For Sale

Our pull toy is a beautiful high style cast iron grasshopper by hubley. The 12 inch (over when you measure the antenna) is all original and with a cast body, rubber tire, and aluminum rear legs.  The antenna are spring steel.

This example gets more subtile shading of colors than most and the body is extremely well painted and detailed with bumps and dimples to make the toy realistic.  Antenna bounce and the large center wheel runs and “clicks” as the toy moves.

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 5.8 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 8 in