The Hubley Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley. The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were cast-iron with horse-drawn vehicles, dogs, tractors, steam shovels and guns. Hubley's competition in the early years was Arcade Mfg. Co in Freeport, Illinois. Hubley was especially known for motorcycles, which were creative and often included sidecars.
In the late 1930s, the company began shifting to diecast zinc alloy. Hubley Kiddie Toys.Automobiles, trucks and airplanes later became Hubley's main focus.
This very nice, but "played with" school bus is vintage 1960's. It is zinc die-cast and 9 & 1/2 inches long. The toy has been lightly played with and the decal on the right side (as shown in the pictures) is damaged, and only partial. However the overall condition of the bus is above average. The wheels and axles are fine and the bottom sports the "Made in USA", embossed into the black painted sheet metal.
Hubley Mighty Die Cast Metal School Bus #1821