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eBay, antique dealers and toy shows We are the largest buyer of Buddy L
trucks & vintage tin robots in the world your old toys are important to us
Free antique toy appraisals, space toys, robots, antique toy trucks & cars Buddy l Toy Museum foundation created 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 1923-1937
Buddy L coal truck, 1925-1936 yellow Buddy L ice truck or 1924-1935
Buddy l fire truck Your antique Buddy l trucks are important to us
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 1920's or 1930's
Buddy L toys send a photo, contact number and
current email address.   To view your favorite antique 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 18 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 2 years the Sturditoy and Keystone toy co. were born

The toy business prospered so much that by 1923, Moline Pressed Steel co stopped fabricating full-size auto parts in favor of toys
By 1925 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
Sturditoy catalogs wanted along with all toy truck and toy train advertising materials printed by the Buddy l factory or original
Keystone toy truck company of Boston. Free appraisals offered on all old Buddy L Toys.  Visit our photo galleries of rare toy
trucks, see an early blue
Sturditoy dump truck along with a beautiful antique Sturditoy Wrecker. Also displayed is an original
1928 Buddy L Bus alongside the rare
Sturditoy police patrol The Buddy L Museum is the world's leading authority on prewar
Steelcraft toy trucks, Sturditoy toy trucks and all big
Keystone toys manufactured before 1939 Contact us if you have a black
Sturditoy coal truck or prewar Sturditoy fire truck for sale.  Consistently paying 45%-85% more than antique dealers, ebay or
private collectors Your large Buddy L fire truck or sturditoy dump truck could be worth thousands Free antique toy appraisals
1920s toy trucks with excellent original paint needed for the buddy L museum main exhibit. Thinking of selling your antique
earlier
Buddy L toy trains or trucks?  Contact our secretary with a list of your Buddy L, Sturditoy and Keystone toys for sale  
The www.BuddyLTuck.com website is one of several
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Buddy L collectors worldwide Now paying up to $2300 for Keystone fire truck or
Buddy L steam shovel in 10 plus condition
Established in 1968 the Buddy L Museum has been assisting Sturditoy and Buddy l collectors almost half a century We're
always interested in buying single toys or entire collections.
Buddy L prices are determined by rarity and condition.   If you
need help grading your
Japanese tin toys, robots or Keystone Toy trucks send two photos for a free confidential appraisal
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