Offered is a wonderful original 1950s vintage Buddy L Army Supply Corps truck with an extension and original box, in deep olive green color. Soft top and pressed steel body, markings of Buddy L, Army Supply Corps on each door and roof top. Buddy L is an American toy brand and company founded in 1920 as the Buddy L Toy Company in East Moline, Illinois, by Fred Lundahl. Buddy "L" toys were originally manufactured by the Moline Pressed Steel Company, started by Fred A.
The company originally manufactured automobile fenders and other stamped auto body parts for the automobile industry. The company primarily supplied parts for the McCormack-Deering line of farm implements and the International Harvester Company for its trucks. Moline Pressed Steel did not begin manufacturing toys until 1921. Lundhal wanted to make something new, different, and durable for his son Arthur.
He designed and produced an all-steel miniature truck, reportedly a model of an International Harvester truck made from 18- and 20-gauge steel which had been discarded to the company's scrap pile. This magnificent 1940s vintage Buddy L Army Supply Corps truck is in perfect vintage shape with the exception of some chips throughout and on the hood due to its age, in great working condition.
The truck measures 14.5 x 5.25 x 8.25. The extension measures 9.5" x 4.25" x 5.75. The item "Fine Original 1950s Vintage Buddy L Army Supply Corps Truck, Extension with Box" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "sinasantiques" and is located in Los Gatos, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.