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We are pleased to offer for your consideration an early American tin horse drawn “PURE MILK” milk delivery wagon bell toy manufactured by James Fallows of Philadelphia circa 1880.  This rare and early 12” long tin toy retains most of the original finish including the gold paint.  This bright red wagon features an embossed roof and side panels with gold stenciling on the roof and gold lettering on the sides.  The gold lettering on the side reads PURE above and MILK below with a cow pictured between the words.  The wagon is pulled by a brown horse with a gold harness and red blanket.  This early American tin bell toy has the original 2” cast iron bell underneath the wagon.  The bell is struck by a flat steel hammer which is activated by an axel mounted trip lever.  Most of the other examples we found of this toy were missing their original bell.  There are scratches on the green painted bench seat where there may have been a driver (correct or not) at some point but there is no solder present on the seat and no hole to indicate a driver existed.  We found one small solder repair 2/3 of the way up on the post at the driver’s right side front corner of the cab (see last photo) and a crack on the shin of the horse’s left front leg.  The cast iron wheels are in excellent shape with no cracks or other damage.  When the toy is rolled along on the floor the bell under the wagon will ding clearly and consistently.  This desirable early American Fallows Pure Milk Wagon Bell Toy measures 12” in length and 6” tall and will fit perfectly into any early tin toy or bell toy collection.  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS WONDERFUL EARLY AMERICAN TOY.

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Price: $799.00
Availability: SOLD