American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac

American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac

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American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk Toy cars & trucks 1894-1942 w/ Dust Jac
 
American Motortoys by Lillian Gottschalk
American Toy Cars & Trucks 1894-1942
Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright 1986 FIRST EDITION published in Great Britain by New Cavendish Books

Measures approx 11 x 11.5 inches
Contents
Acknowledgments6
Introduction -   6
Pleasure Cars CAST IRON    9
Cars and Trucks HEAVY PRESSED STEEL41
Cars and Trucks LIGHT PRESSED STEEL  60
Construction, Farm, Utility Trucks84
Fire Engines and Police Vehicles  132
Buses  149
Taxis  162
Motorcycles  170
American Tin178
Racers  196
Friction and Flywheel 208
Penny Toys 217
Small cast iron collectibles 222
Glass_   226
Wood 228
Aluminum 232
Paper 233
Games 237
Advertising Premium Toys__238
European Toys     260
Restoration & Repair304
US Patent Issue Dates308
American Manufacturers 308
European Manufacturers321
Bibliography 324
Index  325
Few can doubt that America is the cradle of the mass-produced car, and it is not surprising that automobiles in toy form should follow with equal enterprise. Thus it is fitting that an American, Lillian Gottschalk, an outstanding international toy collector and author, should have written this history of the toy road vehicle. Her collection, research, and archives make her one of the foremost authorities in the world on this intriguing subject.
For the first time, a definitive history of the toy automobile in all its forms and makes is set out for the serious collector and automobilia enthusiast.
The scope of the work comprises all commercially made cars, trucks, and other vehicles in cast iron, tin, and steel - with the exception of later, smaller, die-cast models - covering the period between 1894 and 1942. An excellent section on toys imported from Europe enables the reader to compare the European and American styles.
Bill Holland's outstanding photography is combined with the author's superlative text based on years of intensive research to create a true celebration of the toy road vehicle.

AUTHOR'S PREFACE
The field of toy automobiles is so vast and varied that deciding how to segregate the various types into separate categories is very different from other fields of toy collecting. Once the toys are separated by material; that is, tin, cast iron, wood, etc., they can be sorted again by function, age, manufacturer, country of origin, size construction and logo (make of car). Then again other factors which could be taken into consideration are the finish ... painted or lithographed metal, comic toys or construction kit types, etc.
While advanced collectors have acquired the ability to locate the toys they seek in books, for others who do not know how to begin, tracking down the toy can prove frustrating. After considerable thought, it was decided to arrange chapters according to the material used or the major function of the toy, whichever was more notable. In fact, the division follows a pattern which the majority of toy collectors have adopted themselves and followed for many years.
A word of caution about toys which fall into several categories. Where the toy is a candidate for such a cross-over, the most commonly known classification is used. This usually centers on the most important characteristic of the toy. For instance, a pressed steel, friction-drive fire engine is found in the Friction chapter. Toy collectors consider the friction mechanism the most outstanding feature of the toy. A Buddy L Ford coupe is found with Buddy L trucks and other heavy pressed steel toys. Collectors would not think of it first as a pleasure car, which it most certainly is, but rather as being most notable in the toy world for its steel construction.
There will always be cast iron collectors who do not touch tin, collectors who look with disdain on cast iron, American collectors who adore only foreign tin and still others who appreciate the jumbo proportions of two-foot long vehicles and nothing else. Many comprehensive collectors, like myself, love all of the above, but divisions must be made somewhere. It is the propensity of the majority of collectors to specialize in one field and that has determined the order of this book. If you are not a collector, perhaps, the separate chapters will act as a guide to help you get


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