SIZE: 10 Inches Long and 8 & 1/2 Inches High
COLOR: Original Red and Brown with Blue Mast
MATERIAL: Cast Steel or Iron
MANUFACTURER: Arcade Mfg., Freeport Illinois
AGE: Probably Made in the Early 1900's
CONDITION: 80% or better of the Original Paint.
SPECIAL: Has the Original Manufacturer's Decal
The Arcade toy company was started in Freeport Illinois. It began shortly after the Civil War in 1868 and they manufactured primarily Coffee Mills, Cork Extractors, and Spring Hinges....all having cast metal components. In the early 1900's the company began to make children’s toys. In 1921 Arcade started to make vehicles, the first being the famous Yellow Cab, and in 1922 the company expanded into farm toys. The companies’ motto was, “They Look Real.” The shortage of steel for the WWII effort made it impossible to make toys and the company was sold to Rockwell.
This "Rail Road Crane Car" or "Rail Road Car Wrecker Car" is one of the earlier Arcade toys. It is larger than many of the toys and was intended as part of a rail road set. It goes hand in hand with the "Rail Road Post Driver". This toy is in terrific condition and even has most of its paint. This is a very nice harder to find Arcade toy.
Arcade Railroad Car Crane or Car Wrecker