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Object ID 000939

Object Name Coca-Cola Truck

Object Desc Yellow Coca-Cola delivery truck with four mini cartons of Coke. The door of the truck has a red sticker with white writing which reads "Buddy L."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000847a-e

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 1, Shelf 12

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords toys,trucks,Buddy L,promotional items,metal toys,Coca Cola Company,

Title Coca-Cola Truck

Description Yellow metal truck(a) with "Buddy L" on driver and passengers door. On the back it is open with a "drink Coca-Cola" advertisment. The back also contains four small red cartons(b-e) with coke bottles in them. The tires are black and white and also say "Buddy L" on them. Truck is associated with the 1950's.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 14.5

Width 6

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY847a is measured above at 7" tall, 14 1/2" long and 6 inches across. CMY847b-e are 1 1/2" long by 1" high by 1 1/4" across.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Buddy L

Maker Details Buddy "L" toys were originally manufactured by the Moline Pressed Steel Company, started by Fred A. Lundahl in 1910. They did not start making toys until 1921. In November 2000, Empire of Carolina and its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Industries, Inc., filed for bankruptcy and, in July 2001, Empire Industries was sold substantially to Alpha International, Inc, also known as the Gearbox Pedal Car Company, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY847a-e



Date SEP 8,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes Paint is well kept, just a little rusty.


Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 15 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 15 - automatic entry by admin