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Farm Wagon
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Details

Object ID 001023

Object Name Farm Wagon

Object Desc Green with yellow stripes wooden wagon is on a red wooden base. There are two sets of large black wheels with yellow in the middle. It is made by Peter Mar Toys.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000897a-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 Peter Mar Toys,wagons,toys,wood toys,


Title Farm Wagon

Description Green with yellow stripes wooden wagon (a) is unattached to the base. The base (b) is a red wooden base with two sets of large black wheels with yellow in the middle. It is from Peter Mar Toys.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 13.5

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Peter Mar Toys

Maker Details In 1941 Ralph Lohr and his partner C.C. Hakes opened the Peter Products Company in Muscatine and began manufacturing wooden household items for retailers like Sears Roebuck. Their venture was successful but World War II caused lumber to be in short supply, most of it going to government contracts or other manufacturing priorities related to the war effort. The Peter Products company was faced with the choice of closing or starting other product lines. Under the new name of Peter-Mar Toys, they began purchasing scrap lumber to manufacture toys of their own design. They first produced military style Jeeps and guns and over time expanded to include farm equipment such as tractors, hay racks and wagons. The company's assembly lines were later re-tooled and new designs including a Ferris wheel, Noah's Ark and a trolley made. Peter-Mar Toys closed at the end of the war.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY897

Description

Conditions

Date OCT 17,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes The wagon has scratches on the wood.


Events

Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 3 from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin


Date AUG 19,2015

Summary Status change

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


Date AUG 19,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Hallway Shelf 3 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes