Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL

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Published on: October 24, 2020
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL

Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
Here is another Holly Grail from the Lancaster, Pa. This rarely seen model is of the Elgin Street sweeper that the Elgin company started way back in 1915. The company produced 15 of them that year. By the following year their production went up to 42. This Hubley model is an exact replica of the later years sweeper. Here is a short detailed explanation of what this model has to offer. HUBLEY ELGIN STREET SWEEPER. A fabulous and intricate cast iron toy created by the Hubley firm emulating in miniature the street sweeper that cleaned city streets in the early 20th century. Its hard to believe a company would go to such efforts and produce such a complicated toy, right down to a lever by the driver that would activate the simulated the sprayer, scrubbing brushes on either side, and a cylindrical brush. As you roll the toy along the ground, a coil spring activated by the wheels would engage the brush. Toy retains original cloth hose with iron fitting that the operator would refill the water tank and continue cleaning. Removable driver enameled in white is perched upon a nickel plated seat. Toy is enameled in gray with gilt trim with a fair amount of nickel plated accessories and pieces such as radiator, water tank, etc. When one studies the toy, it is truly amazing and much more like a model than a toy for a child. It is always interesting to wonder why toy companies produced certain pieces, and if they were really played with and enjoyed by children. What young boy would want to play with a street sweeper? CONDITION: Overall good to very good with some uniform paint wear and chipping. They are still attached to the rims and I would keep it as is for an excellent display piece. I know you think this price is to high for this toy but there are three things that dictates the price of almost any true antique. Scarceness, uniqueness and condition. I believe this has all three covered. With everything 100% original down to the driver, suction hose and tires. Which if you ever would happened to find one, at least one of those three are missing or replaced. And the price is FIRM. So please do not ask what I would take. In the days ahead, keep checking sellers other items for much more HUBLEY antique cast iron toys. The item “Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL” is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2020. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Cast Iron”. The seller is “all-for-me” and is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: Hubley
  • Year: 1906
  • Material: Cast Iron

Antique 1930s HUBLEY ELGIN CAST IRON STREET SWEEPER 100% ORIGINAL
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