Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. Pressed Steel Orange Windup 784 Trolley Bus Streetcar *SOLD*
Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. Pressed Steel Orange Windup 784 Trolley Bus Streetcar
This windup, pressed steel, orange 784 trolley/bus/streetcar was manufactured by Kingsbury Mfg. Co. (also see Wilkins Toy Co.) of Keene, New Hampshire
This pressed steel orange trolley/bus is windup and works by winding the crank at at the top of the bus. The black rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age they may have petrified, discolored, warped, and cracked.
Our example of this Kingsbury trolley/bus is in great all original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This toy is approximately 14″ L x 3 ½” W. This would be a great and impressive addition to any collection. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Kingsbury Mfg. Co. (also see Wilkins Toy Co.) of Keene, New Hampshire:
Active: 1919 – 1942
Wilkins Toy Co.
Founder: Harry T. Kingsbury
Specialty: In 1895 Harry T. Kingsbury bought Wilkins and combined it with the Clipper Machine Works, which specialized in farm equipment. In the early 1900s, toy automobiles were introduced to the company line. The Wilkins line was dropped following WWI in favor of Kingsbury, which was by know an established name in the field. Kingsbury specialized in copying famous models of aircraft and assembly-line, trucks, and buses. WWII saw Kingsbury shifting to war contracts and never returning again to toy production. All production equipment was sold to Keystone in Boston. The company still exists, but as Kingsbury Machine Tool Division, a subcontractor for such giants as IBM, General Motors, and GE.
|Dimensions||22 × 12 × 8 in|