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Object ID 001292

Object Name Badger Coaches metal toy bus

Object Desc Miniature toy Badger Coaches coach bus.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001106

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords toys,buses,Badger Coaches,metal toys,miniatures,

Title Badger Coaches metal toy bus

Description Cast-iron/Die-cast metal toy bus made to resemble a Badger Coaches Bus. Side reads, "Madison-Milwaukee 99 Minutes." Top is white, sides are red. Metal wheels. No interior, just a metal replica shell.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 9.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Badger Coaches

Maker Details Badger Coaches began when Herman E. Meier founded the company in 1920 with $100 that he borrowed from his father. He bought a truck chassis and hired someone to put a coach body on it. Initially, he transported passengers from Madison to Monroe, WI, sometimes getting the passengers to help him push the bus up the steep hills. Herman builds the company for the next 48 years. Badger Coaches still in operation today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1106



Date JAN 22,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear throughout. Many parts are rusted, many logos and text are nearly worn away.


Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin