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Hubley Streamliner Cast Iron Bus in Blue and Silver for Sale

$165.00

Hubley Streamliner Cast Iron Bus in Blue and Silver For Sale

This Bluebird style streamlined 1930’s bus is made by Hubley.  It is in original condition with play wear and has white rubber tires with red wooden rims.  These streamliners were the rage pre-World War 2 and typify the swooping lines of American autos and trucks of the era.

There are small flattened spots on a couple of the tires as shown and light chipping on the bus body.  The two tone blue and silver paint is striking and more desirable than the solid colorations normally seen.

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.

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Hubley Streamliner Cast Iron Bus in Blue and Silver For Sale

This Bluebird style streamlined 1930’s bus is made by Hubley.  It is in original condition with play wear and has white rubber tires with red wooden rims.  These streamliners were the rage pre-World War 2 and typify the swooping lines of American autos and trucks of the era.

There are small flattened spots on a couple of the tires as shown and light chipping on the bus body.  The two tone blue and silver paint is striking and more desirable than the solid colorations normally seen.

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.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 8 in