Original ca. 1920’s Buddy L Pressed Steel Ice Delivery Truck for Sale
Original ca. 1920’s Buddy L Pressed Steel Ice Delivery Truck
We have for you an awesome circa 1920’s Buddy L “Ice Delivery” truck. This is all original with no breaks, repairs, or touch ups that we can detect. All of the stickers are intact and in excellent condition, with the exception of the one on the front grill that is mostly flaked off. It comes with its original tarp, tailgate chain, tongs and one piece of ice that fits on the tongs. The wheels are strong and roll nicely. The front wheels turn as they should when the steering wheel is turned. The paint is in excellent condition with the usual wear, chips, and scratches that are to be expected with age and play. The size is gigantic as shown, at over approximately 26” bumper to bumper, by 8 ¼” wide, and 12 ¼” to the top of the cab. We encourage you to peruse the photos to get a better idea of condition and quality.
A Brief Buddy L History:
Buddy L was founded by Fred A. Lundahl in Moline, Illinois when he wanted to make toys that were new, different, and durable. Buddy L produced cranes, steamrollers, trucks, trains and construction toys. Buddy L toys were named after the founder`s son Arthur. Lundahl introduced the line in 1921, starting with a pressed steel pick-up truck that expanded into a veritable fleet of almost 30 cranes and other construction toys some five years later. Throughout the years the company that manufactured Buddy L had many names beginning with Moline Pressed Steel until Mr. Lundahl sold the company during the depression. After that the company switched hands a few times before being sold off in 1995 by SLM International under bankruptcy protection. By 2010, Buddy L it was owned by Empire Industries of Boca Raton, Florida, a subsidiary of Empire of Carolina where it has become more of a name than a toy maker.
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|Dimensions||32 × 16 × 16 in|