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Rich Toys Tin & Wood Lithographed Borden’s Dairy Milk & Cream Pull Toy for Sale


Rich Toys Tin & Wood Lithographed Borden’s Dairy Milk & Cream Pull Toy

We have for you a Borden’s Dairy wooden & tin lithographed pull toy horse & milk and cream wagon manufactured by Rich Toys of Sterling, Illinois.

Replaced tail and tin legs that oscillate.

This piece is in good all original (with the exception of the tail replacement) 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 19” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine the quality and condition.



A brief history of Rich Manufacturing Company of Sterling and Morrison, Illinois and Clinton, Iowa:

1915 – 1941

Rich-Illinois Company, Rich Toys Inc.

Founder: E.M. and M.E. Rich

Specialty: Most of the Rich Company`s early toys were horse-drawn, wagon-pull toys, in one form or another. These early toys were without motion. However, after 1931, most, if not all of Rich`s horse-drawn wagons incorporated mechanical motion. This mechanical action was limited to the legs of the horses, featuring a “galloping” motion through the use of an off-center axle and 2 small wheels. The Rich Company, over the next 10 years, would become known as a leader in the production of quality wooden toys. In 1935, the Rich-Illinois Company was dissolved with the Rich Manufacturing Company moving their entire toy-producing operation to Clinton, Iowa. Therefore, toys found with the Clinton, Iowa marking can be identified as being produced in 1935 and later. The name of the company was again changed to Rich Toys, Inc. Rich Toys remained on the toy scene until WWII, after which all traces of the company were lost. They produced toys in Clinton, Iowa until 1954 when they moved to Tupelo, Mississippi. There they continued making toys until a flood in 1962 destroyed their production and they closed the doors of the company. (latest information provided by Rita Goranson).

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 14 in
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