Buddy L Pressed Steel #5427 Flat Tire Wrecker with Flashing Light in Box. We have for you a pressed steel #5427 Flat Tire Wrecker with Flashing Light in box that was manufactured by the Buddy L Toy Company (Buddy L)/Moline Pressed Steel Co. This comes with a rugged steel spring suspension and a flat tire to change out. It does have a crescent wrench, but the original tools have long since gone missing. There is a replacement nut on the left drivers side tire that is loose.This comes in the box and the box is in good condition. Light flashes when the switch on the bottom is turned on. 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. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition. A brief history of Moline Pressed Steel Company/Buddy L Toy Company of East Moline, Illinois. The Buddy L Toy Company was founded in East Moline, Illinois in 1920 by Fred A. However, Moline Pressed Steel Company did not actually start manufacturing toys under the Buddy L name until 1921 starting with a pressed steel pick-up truck that expanded into a veritable fleet of almost 30 cranes and other construction toys some five years later.
Up until that point, Moline Pressed Steel Company manufactured parts for farm implements, truck parts, and automobile fenders and other stamped auto body parts for the automobile industry. It is interesting to note, that the company was named after the founders son Arthur whose nickname was Buddy L.
Lundahl started the company because he wanted to make toys that were new, different, and durable. Buddy L produced cranes, steamrollers, trucks, trains and construction toys. Throughout the years the company that manufactured Buddy L had many names beginning with Moline Pressed Steel Co.
By 2010, Buddy L was owned by Empire Industries of Boca Raton, Florida, a subsidiary of Empire of Carolina where it has become more of a name than a toy maker. /Gearbox Pedal Car Company/Gearbox Toys/J.
Lloyd International of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Other names: Moline Press Steel Company (1910 -1913); Buddy L Manufacturing (1930); Buddy L Wood Products (1944); Buddy L Corp.Pictures included are of the actual item(s) for sale, colors may differ slightly in person due to lighting, cameras, or monitor settings. See the above section on combining items to see how to arrange to have an invoice sent to you. We sell and collect rare and unusual items that often cannot be replaced. We understand the need to pack things carefully, so we take the time to do things correctly, as there is no Do over! There is no tracking on first class international in some places with the exception of Canada.
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We have a store in Nokomis, FL (Sarasota) in addition to our online presence. We are always learning and sharing knowledge about the vintage and antique toy hobby. The item "Buddy L Pressed Steel #5427 Flat Tire Wrecker with Flashing Light in Box" is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture".
The seller is "antiquetoys-online" and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.