This truck was manufactured under license from Mack Brothers Company. It is heavy sheet steel and features a clockwork mechanism that manually operates the steam shovel through a metal crank and rope. It features rotating wheels, a rotating steering wheel inside the steam shovel tower and rubber wheels. This toy was most likely manufactured by Buddy L Manufacturing Company in the 1930's due to the trademark characteristics of this truck. However, the truck carries no manufacturer marks.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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