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Hubley Toys

by Richard Mueller Jr.

Hubley Manufacturing Company
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1894- Present

Hubley Manufacturing Company is one of the oldest and largest makers of toys in the United States. The company originally produced accessories and equipment for electric trains. In 1909, the company added cast iron toys to their inventory. They also produced castings for other companies in Lancaster that did not have foundry equipment. In 1936, Hubley started casting in multiple cavity steel dies with moving assembly lines where parts were painted, added, inspected, etc.

In 1949, with the closing of their foundry, Hubley became one of the first companies with an entire factory designed for die-casting. Hubley Manufacturing Company is well known across the collecting borders since they have produced a while range of toys over the years from farm equipment to banks to automobiles. Most Hubley toys will carry their name, even through sometimes it may be in an inconspicuous place. Hubley is now a division of Gabriel Industries, Inc. of New York. Only a minute group of Hubleys cast iron toys are shown as examples.
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Crash Car
3 wheeled blue motorcycle...orig. paint..complete

Beach Patrol #23
c. 1930
8L x 8H x 4.5W
Rare

Tractor #126
c. 1946
5.75L x 3.75H x 3W
$60 - $80; Box $30 - $40

Racer #715
c. 1931
1960s reproduction
10.5L
$60 - $80

Scottie Pull Toy
c. 1944
4.5L x 4H x 2.25W
$30 - $40; Box $15 - $20

Duck in Boat
estimated 1950
4.75L x 5.5H x 2.5W
$45 - $60

Mad Duck
estimated 1950
4L x 5H x 2.25W
$45 - $60

Ducky Wucky #120
c. 1946
5L x 4.25H x 2.10W
$30 - $40

Ducky Wucky
c. 1946
4.4L x 4.25H x 2.10W
$30 - $40; Box $15 - $20

Mary's Lamb
c. 1946
5L x 4H x 2.25W
$45 - $60; Box $15 - $20

Rabbit
Estimated 1946
4.5"L x 3.5"H x 2.25"W
$30 - $40

Jumbo Cast Iron Wheels
Estimated 1946
4.5"L x 3.5"H x 1.75"W
$30 - $40

Elephant
estimated 1946
4.75L x 4H x 2W
$30 - $40; Box $15 - $20

Elephant
estimated 1950
4.75L x 4.5H x 2.25W
$30 - $40

Elephant
estimated 1950
5.5L x 3.5H x 2.75W
$30 - $40

Old Dutch #30
c. 1931
9L
Rare

Polar Bear
estimated 1950
4.5L x 3.5H x 2W
$45 - $60

1909 Advertisement

1913 Advertisement

1922 Advertisement

1928 Advertisement
Friendship Airplane: $750 - $1000

1928 Advertisement

1928 Advertisement
Harley-Davidson Toy Motorcycle: $900 - $1200

1930 Advertisement
Ugly Duckling: $1500 - $2000

1931 Advertisement

1948Advertisement
Billy & Ruth Catalog, Pg. 15

1949 Advertisement
Billy & Ruth Catalog, Pg. 34

1949 Advertisement
Billy & Ruth Catalog, Pg. 12

1950 Advertisement
Billy & Ruth Catalog, Pg. 13

1951 Advertisement
Billy & Ruth Catalog, Pg. 31