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Lot 1167
Buddy L Hoisting Tower Pressed Steel Toy
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

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Selling on Friday


One of the most impressive steel toys from the late 1920s, the Hoisting Tower was an engineering marvel. After filling the shovel scoop, the turning crank would raise it up and dump its contents into the hopper. Once lowered, a switch was flipped and the hopper would be raised with the same cranks to the top of the tower and then dumped into a dispensing unit, which would then direct the materials to one of three telescoping chutes to awaiting toy dump trucks. This example is complete with original dark blue paint with the factory decals still legible. Lifting and dumping operations could use a fresh restringing and a sympathetic cosmetic cleaning-restoration would benefit this toy. Mounted on a 12" x 12" base, the tower is 38" high with the three chutes that extend 26" from their base. LOCAL PICKUP ONLY!

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