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Welcome to website one of several sites created by the Buddy l toy museum foundation for the preservation
and understanding of
pressed steel toys The Buddy L Toy Museum is also the world's largest buyer of 1920s and 1930s Buddy L Toys,
Buddy L Trains and all
Buddy L Trucks manufactured in North America.   Presently our museum is seeking to purchase any 1924-1937
Buddy L coal truck, 1925-1938 yellow Buddy L ice truck or 1924-1937 Buddy L fire truck Your antique toy trucks could be worth several
thousand dollars email us for more information Helping collectors for almost half a century
Buddy L Museum's expertise also extends to
Sturditoy trucks as well as Keystone toy trucks Whether you have an prewar sturditoy dump truck, early Buddy L steam shovel or set of
Keystone toy trains contact us before selling any of your toys
Buddy l Museum pays more for original toys trucks and old Buddy l trains
than anybody in the country. Or if you just need help identifying your 1920s or 1930s Buddy L Toys send a photo, contact number and
current email address.       To view your favorite early
Buddy L trains browse our several photo galleries located throughout the website
Presently seeking to buy any
Buddy L bus in good or better condition. Various Keystone Toy Trucks are also on display, click on any of
the highlighted links to see your favorite Keystone toys See our newest find a rare
Buddy L steam shovel with operating chute and door
Buddy "L" toys are manufactured by the Moline Pressed Steel Company in East Moline Illinois The company was founded in 1910
by Fred A Lundhal and originally manufactured automobile fenders and other stamped auto body parts for the automobile industry
for its trucks.       Today the
Buddy L Red Baby is one of the most sought antique toy trucks in the world of Buddy L toy collectors

Moline Pressed Steel did not begin manufacturing toys until 1921. The late Mr. Lundhal wanted to create something new, different,
and durable for his son Arthur (
Buddy L).   He proceeded to designed and produce an all-steel miniature truck, reportedly a model
of an International Harvester Truck made from 16 and 20 gauge steel which had been discarded to the company's large scrap pile.

The other kids in the neighborhood loved the toy so much they got their parents to request Mr. Lundhal make similar toys for them.
The demand made Mr. Lundhal consider manufacturing toys for the toy trade.      He designed and produced 3 samples of all steel
toys under the name
Buddy "L" The name Buddy "L" came from his son, Arthur, who was known in the neighborhood as Buddy "L"
to distinguish him from another Buddy in the same neighborhood It would be another 3 years before the
Buddy L Ice truck and the
Buddy L Coal truck would be produced. During the next decade several variations of Buddy L trains and trucks would be available

Mr. Lundhal took his samples to the 1922 New York Toy Fair and received a lukewarm reception.     Toy buyers thought the prices
were too high; however, the toys became noted for their size and quality and toy sales took off. Therefore, Mr Lundhal went ahead
and launched the first large American pressed-steel toys -
Buddy L.    Within 3 years the Sturditoy and Keystone toy co. were born

The toy business prospered so much that by 1922,
Moline Pressed Steel co stopped fabricating full-size auto parts in favor of toys
By 1924 the toy line expanded to 20 items, including fire engines, moving vans, tanker trucks, lumber trucks, overhead cranes and
sand loaders The large
Buddy L fire truck and working Buddy L steam shovel were the two most popular trucks among consumers

In 1926, the fabulous "Outdoor Railroad" train appeared. It was soon followed by ice trucks, coal trucks, tug boats, airplanes and a
bus. Highly detailed and functional construction toys were also introduced, including some of the most desirable
Buddy L toys ever
manufactured.  Today a
Buddy L bus and black Buddy L coal truck can command upwards of 3 thousand dollars in good condition

In 1930 the name of the company was changed to Buddy "L" Manufacturing Company. The toys underwent some improvements to
make them more realistic  The Junior line of trucks and toys were introduced with the popular being the red Jr
Buddy L dump truck
continued as the leader of large pressed steel toys up until World War II.         Because steel was unavailable at that time, a line of  
wooden cars and trucks was produced.       After world war two,
Buddy L continued to manufacture toys; however, it was never the
same as before as toy manufacturers began making plastic toys The
Buddy L toy Museum will continue to carry on the tradition of
preserving antique
Buddy L Toys and Buddy L trains so future generations will can witness toy making at it's finest moment in time
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