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Object ID 000998

Object Name Noma Wooden Truck

Object Desc Truck is red and yellow and made out of wood. The truck also has six red wooden wheels. One one either side in the front and two on either side in the back.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000878

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date OCT 10,2013


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Noma,trucks,wood toys,toys,

Title Noma Wooden Truck

Description Truck is long and low to the ground. It consists of a yellow bodess and a red back. The wooden truck has six wheels, which are red. On the side of the red part it reads "NOMA" in black.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 12

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY878 measures at 3" high by 12" long and 2.5" across. Each wheel is also 1.25" across.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Noma

Maker Details Noma is best know for their Christmas lights, receiving the patent in the1930’s. Due to material restrictions and utilizing their plant to produce war products, they were unable to make lights for a period of time during and immediately following WWII. Because of this and the need to keep their name in the public, Noma Electric manufactured a line of wood toys, including pull toys. Because of their wood construction, they were able to keep their name in the market and their toys became very popular. After the war, NOMA returned to Christmas lights, but also continued to make wooden, plastic and metal toys. Some of their later toys were made with a wood composition material (see Hubley toys for similar toys). Noma Electric was the first to make “bubble lights.” Henri Sadacca, Noma’s founder, also started an independent plastics molding plant call TICO Plastics and later purchased American Pre-School Toy Company in 1962.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY878



Date OCT 10,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes CMY878 contains many scratches, and paint is coming off of whells and sides of truck. Wood is dented in some areas. Noma paint is also chippign from sides of truck.


Date OCT 10,2013

Summary Status change

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

Date OCT 10,2013

Summary Location change

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

Date OCT 16,2013

Summary Location change

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

Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 7 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Room 1, Shelf 7 - automatic entry by admin