Brand: Tonka 1965
Condition: 9.5/10 box shows some wear,but I doubt you’ll find one all original in THIS condition!
👀👀👀 Mound Metalcraft was created in 1946 in Mound, Minnesota, by Lynn Everett Baker (1898–1964), Avery F. Crounse, and Alvin F. Tesch. Their original intent was to manufacture garden implements. Their building's former occupant, the Streater Company, had made and patented several toys. E. C. Streater was not interested in the toy business so they approached Mound Metalcraft. The three men at Mound Metalcraft thought they might make a good side line to their other products.
After some modifications to the design by Alvin Tesch and the addition of a new logo created by Erling Eklof, the company began selling metal toys, which soon became the primary business. The logo was based on a University of Minnesota drafting student's sketch by Donald B. Olson, who later became the company Chief Industrial Engineer. The logo used the Dakota Sioux word "Tanka" or Tonka, which means "great" or "big").  In November, 1955, Mound Metalcraft changed its name to Tonka Toys Incorporated. The logo at this time was an oval, showing the Tonka Toys name in red above waves, presumably honoring nearby Lake Minnetonka. In 1964, Tonka acquired the Mell Manufacturing Company in Chicago, allowing it to produce barbecue grills, eventually under the Tonka Firebowl label. #phresh#picoftheday#vintagetoys#rephresh
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Do you dollshouse DIY ?-This little book is full of great ideas for making wooden toys and dollshouse furnishings,Noah’s Ark,Farmyards,Railways etc etc out of scrap materials. It is a treasure trove of make do and mend top tips because it was published in 1944 and reserved for use of HM Servicemen exclusively so that they could spend their “ spare?!” time making toys for nursery children who had presumably nowhere else to obtain playthings or anyway to replace toys lost in the Blitz. The front cover is a bit timeworn but swipe to see the front cover/index and some of the diagrams or examples of the great toys you could make. #vintagetoys#vintagebooksforsale#vintagewoodentoys#makedoandmend#1940s#wartimetoys#ruralretrorummagesale
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Hobby kits like these Mini-Labs kits from the 1960’s were super popular with kids for the latter half of the 20th century and it’s no wonder why for the longest time America was such a leader in STEM. These kits come with everything a kid needs to build a basic electric motor, pinhole camera, crystal radio, and a hydraulic pump.
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