Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. Rare ca. 1940’s No. 250 Pressed Steel Windup Desoto Sedan for Sale
Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. Rare ca. 1940’s No. 250 Pressed Steel Windup Desoto Sedan
This rare ca. 1940’s no. 250 pressed steel windup Desoto Sedan manufactured in by Kingsbury Mfg. Co. (also see Wilkins Toy Co.) of Keene, New Hampshire
The white rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age they may have petrified, discolored, warped and/or cracked. We did not notice any issues with the tires. Wheels roll as they should. The windup on this mechanism is in working order.
This piece is in very good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 14 ½” L x 5 ¼” W. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.
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.
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|Dimensions||17 × 11 × 10 in|