Hubley Mfg. Co. Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1894 to date
Slogan: "They're Different"
Founder: John E. Hubley
Specialty: Brand name: Lancaster Brand Iron Toys. Originally manufactured electric toy train equipment and parts. Purchased Safety Buggy Co. factory and moved to site in 1909. First manufactured cast-iron toys, horse-drawn wagons and fire engines, circus trains, and cap guns. Toy autos became the headliners in 1930s. By quickly converting to cheaper smaller toys during the Depression, they avoided financial woes experienced by many other toy companies. Iron shortages in WWII and commitments to fill war contracts did stop the toy division in 1942, until after the war.. The name was later changed to Gabriel Industries and still existed as a division of CBS as of 1978.
The Hubley Manufacturing Company was incorporated in the early 1890s by John Hubley in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and produced wonderful toys throughout its history. Early Hubley production consisted of numerous cast iron toys including various horse drawn vehicles, guns, household appliances, and more. With the automotive age, cars, trucks, and other transportation became their focus.
Early Hubley toys were cast iron, but after World War II the company switched to a die-cast zinc alloy. The trade name Kiddie Toys was used from 1946 through 1958.
In 1965, Hubley was sold to Gabriel Industries.
Jouets anciens en fonte ..
LES GRANDS MODELES ...
Sur les grands modèles , le pilote n'est pas solidaire de la moto.
LE RACER ..
SANTA. PERE NOEL.
Avec les coudes et les genoux en pointe....
Il existe plusieurs copies de ce jouet plus ou moins réussies..
Popeye conduit aussi un servicar (assez rare).
LE POLICIER .
LE BIKER (pas très courant) ..
Très rare en version blindée ..
PARCEL POST ..
LES PETITS MODELES .. (pilotes non démontables).
2 sortes de roues ...
ATTENTIONS AUX COPIES ..
Sur la suivante, l'inscription "CRASH CAR" est devenue "HARLEY DAVIDSON"..
Voici le plus recherché et donc le plus coté de tous
les modèles HUBLEY . Celui-ci a été vendu aux enchères plus de
75.000 $ .
C'est une INDIAN mais je ne peux pas résister à vous la montrer ...