Object ID 001292
Object Name Badger Coaches metal toy bus
Object Desc Miniature toy Badger Coaches coach bus.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001106
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hallway Shelf 1
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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.
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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.
Date JAN 22,2014
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