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Tonka ca. 1960’s Pressed Steel No. 425 Fire Pumper Ladder Engine Jeep Truck *SOLD*

Tonka ca. 1960’s Pressed Steel No. 425 Fire Pumper Ladder Engine Jeep Truck 

This is a vintage ca. 1964 pressed steel No. 425 fire pumper engine ladder truck manufactured by Tonka Toys of Mound, Minnesota.  

The tires are rubber and say “Tonka Toys U.S.A.” The stickers on the sides of the cab are original and intact. The ladder is a replacement. The hose is still attached.   

This piece is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, 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 is approximately 11″ L x 5” W. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.   

   

  

A brief history of Tonka Toys of Mound, Minnesota:  

Tonka was begun by Lynn Everett Baker, Avery F. Crounse and Alvin F. Tesch in 1946, but it didn’t start out as Tonka; instead Mound Metalcraft in 1946.   Tesch re-engineered some old toy concepts left by their building’s previous tenants, and dubbed the toys “Tanka,” which means “big” in Dakota Sioux tongue. 

Additional information

Weight 5.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in