This crane was manufactured by Buddy L Manufacturing Company in the 1930's. It is heavy sheet steel and battery operated, which powers both the crane and the trailer. The crane has a magnet that can lift small metal objects. The magnet can be lowered or lifted by manually cranking the rope. The rubber tracks rotate the metal wheels.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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