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Fire Truck
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Details

Object ID 000991

Object Name Fire Truck

Object Desc Red metal Structo fire truck with a brown metal ladder.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000871a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords fire engines,metal toys,toys,Structo Toys,


Title Fire Truck

Description It is a red metal fire truck (a). There is a brown metal ladder (b). Two sets of black wheels with orange circles. Front of truck says word "Structo"

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 5.5

Length 22

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The ladder is 15.25" by 2.25"

Quantity 0

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Structo Toys

Maker Details STRUCTO TOYS MAKES MEN OF BOYS! proclaimed the 1916 Popular Mechanics advertisement. Now, 95 years later, those same Structo Toys have the reverse-effect: making boys of men! Structo Manufacturing was founded in Freeport, Illinois in 1908, originally as the Thompson Manufacturing Company and later changed to Structo Manufacturing in 1911 a play on the inde-structo-ble quality of their steel building sets. The steel building sets were the American equivalent of the more widely known Meccano Construction Sets (Great Britain) and forerunner of A.C. Gilbertís Erector Sets. Toy builder kits featuring roadsters, tractors and dump trucks, introduced by Structo in 1917, launching 55 years of toy vehicle production for Structo eventually selling out to Ertl in Dyersville, Iowa in 1973.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY871a-b

Description

Conditions

Date OCT 3,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes The metal is rusting.


Events

Date OCT 3,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway shelf from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin


Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin


Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 4 from Hallway Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 11 from Hallway Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin


Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin


Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes