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Power & Light Utility Truck
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Details

Object ID 001042

Object Name Power & Light Utility Truck

Object Desc This green and yellow truck reads "Power & Light" on the sides with it has a crane on top which reads "Snorkel" and "Hydraulic" The door to the front part of the truck reads "Structo." It has 6 wheels.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000916

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 1, Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Structo,trucks,toys,utility truck,metal toys,


Title Power & Light Utility Truck

Description In the classic Structo yellow and green, this truck has six white trimmed wheels, as well as a red light atop the front of the truck. The sides say "Power & Light" while the back has a crane that reads "Snorkel" and "Hydraulic." The wheels read "Structo Made in U.S.A." The front of the truck says "Turbine"

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 12

Length 17

Width 6

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY916 measures at 12" high, 17" long, and 6" across.

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Structo Toy

Maker Details The history of Structo toys dates back to 1908 when the Structo Toy Company began its operations. A few years later, the company established a working relationship with A.C Gilbert in the production of the Erector Sets that were marketed by the A.C Gilbert Company. By the year 1919 Structo formed their own Read Built line through which it continued producing some of the best steel toys ever witnessed in the toy market across the world. The company managed to stand the great depression and produced toys that were sold in the range of $1.25 to $5.00. Surviving toys are currently hard to find and relatively expensive. Structo produced the steel toys until 1942 when it converted to producing shells and storage tanks that were more military like to suit the then market demand.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY916

Description

Conditions

Date OCT 24,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes The color and paint on the truck are in excellent condition, but the front glass of the truck is very scratched as well as it is missing the basket that should be attached to the cherry picker.


Events

Date OCT 25,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 3 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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