Tonka Pressed Steel Private Label 1979 GE General Electric Special Tiny Tonka Toy Semi Truck for Sale
Tonka Pressed Steel Private Label 1979 GE General Electric Special Tiny Tonka Toy Semi Truck
This is a rare vintage 1979 pressed steel private label GE General Electric special “Tiny Tonka” semi-truck that was manufactured by Tonka Toys of Mound, Minnesota expressly for General Electric’s corporate employees to be used as a desk calendar and was only manufactured one time for the purpose.
This piece is in very good 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 is to be expected from age and display. This is approximately 10” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine the 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 the Dakota Sioux tongue.
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|Dimensions||10 × 9 × 6 in|