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Tonka Private Label Tractor Trailer Truck, “Rikes 100 Years” for Sale

$1,200.00

Tonka Private Label Tractor Trailer Truck, “Rikes 100 Years” 

This is a vintage, pressed steel, private label tractor trailer truck, “Rikes 100 Years” manufactured by Tonka Toys of Mound, Minnesota. 

The Tonka label is still affixed to the trailer bottom. All stickers for Rikes are still clean, original, and in very good condition.  

Our private label Tonka is an incredible find and comes from the original family. The boy lived in Dayton, OH and was born in 1948. He was able to get the Rikes at the famous department store as a young kid. 

 http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum.org/2010/05/rike-kumler-co-dayton-ohio.html 

This piece is in great 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 24″ L x 5 ¾” W. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.    

**We are asking $1200 or best offer! To make an offer call us at 1-727-777-4206** 

 

   

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. 

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Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 30 in