Dating structo toys
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Tin has been a favorite metal of toy makers since at least the middle of the 19th century.
Tin is lightweight, easy to work with, and inexpensive, yet it’s sturdy enough to withstand the punishment meted out by children playing with wind-up animals, friction sports cars, and science-fiction-inspired toy ray guns.
They were produced only in 19, and offered for sale during those two years only.
I have putting together photos I have taken of my toys to build this terrific online reference and Museum Website with Literally Thousands of photos documenting the history of Tonka Toys from 1948 until the late 60's.You can see a little discoloration at the top of the shirt. The item must be returned in the same condition as I sent it andmust be insured. Go to my "wanted to buy" to see pictures of some of the toys and Daisy BB guns that I would like to buy. I am just an old retired guy selling off some of my 30 year collection a few toys at a time. I have been buying and selling on Ebay for a number of years as "1936sedan" and have over 480 100% positive feedbacks --- TONKA WINNEBAGO, 1970'S, AS NEW IN THE BOX. Each of the photos shown on this page link to another individual page detailing the individual toy shown.I have also cross referenced these toys with the Look Book or Look Book catalog pages as possible.