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Oldtime farm equipment toys.

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08-01-2010 19:25:40

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Back in the 50s there was a company that made toy tractors and equipment. I think they made a MM that looked like a ZTU , or R. Im not that familiar with MM. I think they built one that looked like an IHC H or M. They made a 2 bottom plow and a 3 bottom. They made a single disc, and I think a double disc. They made a 2 section harrow, and a 4 section putting 2 2 sections together. They made a mower, side rake, and maybe a bailer. They made a corn planter, 2 row, and combine. And I think a wagon.

I am wanting to build farm buildings for my grandkids for Christmas, and Id like to find the company that made these toys to get the equipment from them. Id sure appriciate it if anybody knows who made them, and where they are at. Thanks.

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08-12-2010 11:37:29

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-01-2010 19:25:40  
At this time, other then the fellow offering alotta parts of which I am not interested in unfortunatly, There has been No offers of the toys for sale. I am still looking.

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08-13-2010 05:35:56

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-12-2010 11:37:29  
There is a farm toy convention in Dyersville Iowa every Nov. They will have hundreds of vendors there selling everything from old toys to todays new fram toys.

I have seen the silk tractors on the sales tables but be ready to pay for them if you want them. They are not cheap.

It may be farther then you want to travel but you will find some of the old silk toys there for sale.

I also see them at toy auctions.


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08-10-2010 19:42:48

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-01-2010 19:25:40  
My mothers cousin worked in the factory in Lansing. He gave me boxes and boxes of the toys. He still lives in Lansing, but I'm not sure if he can remember real well because of the addition of birthdays.

Seems to me the factory shut down in the earky eighty's --- I had alot of birthdays also since then. From what I remember they often (towards the end) had trackless tires on the rear (like military truck tires)

As a toy, they were not the True Scale / Ertl quality, we refered to them as sand box toys, and the rest were shelf toys.

I have not looked for yers, but I think they made a grader, drag, sickle mower, and maybe even a fire truck. I also got it in my head they made smaller scale ones at one time or another.

I also think the same toy got different paint colors

In my mind, I just can't see them being worth alot of money, but I haven't been real interested the last dozen years.

I had over $12,000.00 (plus) toys stolen, if there are any of those left they will probably be heading towards the auction house in a month or two. My intention is to help you, not undercut, or steal another offer that has been posted.

Another option is there is a store in that town that most folks will never see in this life time, and once you see it you rub your eyses for months wondering what the heck you seen. If that ol boy doesn't have some of the old toys, I would be surprised, if he could find them in his store in a YEAR OR LESS, I WOULD BE EVEN MORE SURPRISED.

I now wonder if anyone has ever been in the store, if so you probably can't read this post because you are still rubbing your eyes.

If I remember again correctly, that store is about two blocks West from the toy factory.

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Stan - Florida

08-02-2010 20:58:59

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-01-2010 19:25:40  
IaGary is right...Slik Toys, of Lansing, Iowa made those toys. Many of them were considered "dime store" toys, as they were not sold in tractor dealer's stores. The Minneapolis Moline toys were really neat and are a little pricey these days.

The other posts about Tru Scale are on the mark, too.


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Robert in Md

08-02-2010 19:08:38

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-01-2010 19:25:40  
Go to Ebay and type in Tru Scale . Hundreds of these 1950s toys will come up. Most are pricey also.

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08-02-2010 07:15:34

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-01-2010 19:25:40  
i have a pile of toy parts cheap.

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08-02-2010 12:22:12

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to ron8, 08-02-2010 07:15:34  
Well, What is a pile, and what do u mean by (parts).

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08-01-2010 19:34:19

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to Farmallb, 08-01-2010 19:25:40  
Silk toys.

Try googling that. There are some on ebay right now.

Yep those were my first farm toys as well.

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08-02-2010 12:27:04

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 Re: Oldtime farm equipment toys. in reply to IaGary, 08-01-2010 19:34:19  
I guess the company is outa business, or at least the business of makeing those farm toys.

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