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Horse Drawn Toys

The earliest themes for toys were often horse-drawn food wagons, fire wagons, and circus wagons.
When motorized vehicles began making deliveries in the 1920s, toy makers designed similar toys.


Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play

Flour Wagon

CA 1900 horse drawn flour wagon. Maker unknown.


Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play

S.A.Smith Hillside Farm Wagon

CA 1910 wagon


Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play

Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play

Sheffield Farms Milk Wagon

Maker unknown


Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play

St. Claus Wagon

Maker unknown


Photo by Jim Sneed from the collection of Jim Sneed

Schoenhut Parade Cage Wagon

 


Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play

Hubley Royal Circus Band


Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

German-made Hansom Cab


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Cast-iron Beer Wagon


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Cast-iron Carriage


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French Goods Wagon


Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

Cast-iron Ice Wagons


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Arcade Bear Cage Wagon


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French Surrey


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Horse-drawn Sleigh


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Horse-drawn Taxi


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German Passenger Carriage


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Hubley Horse-drawn Fire Pumper