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Our 1956 Tonka 905-6 Fire Truck Pumper has been played with! It is in fair to good condition with the threaded hose but is missing the fire hydrant, ladders and side hose pieces. There is some rust but there are no dents to the body except the back bumper is bent up slightly. It is actually still quite charming in it’s vintage condition and would make a great decorator piece.
In excellent condition these classics sell for over $225.00. We offer our ‘played with’ family heirloom for only $99!
Collector’s Weekly inform us, ”Toy fire engines first appeared around 1880, made of cast iron and tinplate. Known as fire wagons, these toys included pumper wagons, horse-drawn chief’s wagons, ladder wagons, and other accessories.
Interestingly, the toy fire trucks of the 1920s predicted the engines of today. Toy makers combined the traditional horse-drawn wagons with a truck body to create something similar to today’s fire engine. The three most famous makers of these early fire-fighting toys are Dent, Kenton, and Hubley, though other companies like Tonka and Marx would later make smaller scale tin and steel engines.
Note that cast-iron fire trucks have been frequently reproduced, so it’s important to look at authenticity.”