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Posted 2 years ago

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trgrubaugh
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Found this pull toy at an antique mall. It is mostly wood and fabric. Appears to be somewhat old. I think it may be made by Brio toy company out of Sweden, but not sure. Theres no plastic, ears are nailed on. The makers mark has been removed but it appears to have been where Brio placed there's. Also the pull string has been yanked out. It has been well used, one of the wheels has some damage. Any thoughts as to how old it is? I didn't pay much for it. It looked older than the other pull toys at the booth. It appears to be hand made. Anyways, thanks for looking.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Yes it is a looks like a Brio made in Sweden . Has all the look of their work . Very nice ! The Company I believe is still operating
    BRIO is a Swedish toy making company which specializes in wooden toys. In the year 1884 Ivar Bengtsson, a basket maker from Boalt in Scania founded the Brio toy company. It was then operated from Osby in scania for more than a century. Ultimately in the year 2006 the company was shifted to Malmo. Brio was taken over by ivar's three sons in the year 1908. BRIO stands for Bröderna Ivarsson or the brothers who are son of ivar.
    Lekoseum
    Just after the company was founded, it started BRIO Lekoseum which is a toy museum which contains thousands of toys from the company as well as other companies like Barbie and Märklin model railways. This was founded at their headquarters in the city of Osby where children can play with these toys
    Products
    Brio specializes in making toy trains made from wood. These Biro trains were first sold in Europe in the year 1958 and the company never looks back since then. This train doesn't contain any motorized units and are suitable for use by younger children. BRIO was the first company to mass produce rail pieces like the system of "peg and hole" to connect different pieces of the toy train. In the recent years this metal system has been replaced by small magnets which are easier to use and control. BRIO is also the first toy making company which had the ingenuity of using beechwood in its toys.
    Recently the wooden Brio train comes with batteries, remote control and engines that are driven by intelligent tracks. The license for Brio's bestselling "Thomas the Tank Engine" are shared by BRIO in major areas of Europe and Learning curve for the states.
    The other popular series of toys from BRIO includes the Theodore Tugboat. In these series the following toys were released until their production was stopped in the year 2000.
    tugboats,
    Chester the Container Ship,
    the Dispatcher,
    Barrington barge
    Benjamin Bridge,
    And Bonavista barges.
    Other popular toy from BRIO includes BRIO-Mech construction kits. These kits consist of thin and long wooden slates whose large numbers of even spaced holes are held together by the use of colorful fastener made up of high quality plastic. These can be used by children to make strong and elaborate structure
    The rival makes their toys compatible with the toys produced by BRIO. The toys made by BRIO toy making company costs far more than the toys from any of its competitor because of high quality wood and techniques used in production of toys at the company.
    http://www.brio.net/Toy_Museum/BRIOHistory.aspx. I see a black dog like yours at museum site .
  2. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    manikin, thanks for the info. I was looking on the site and couldnt find this one. I think this one is older than the black dog. but not sure
  3. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    And i love the toys they sell. They look really well made.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Yes I agree yours look earlier trgru but same principle in making it . Great Piece love it !
  5. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks again manikin
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5541713
  7. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks hedgewalker
  8. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks bellin
  9. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks for the link manikin. I am glad I didnt pay more for it than I did, since the starting bid is that low on one that is in better shape
  10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Your is missing his tail too but a great piece !
  11. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    i like it. the seller had several pull toys and the others were old, but i hadnt seen one of these before. he has been well loved over the years
  12. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Fabulous! I love it.
  13. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks mikko
  14. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks pw collector
  15. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    cool thanks bellin
  16. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 2 years ago
    thanks amber rose
  17. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 6 months ago
    thanks Tom
  18. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 3 months ago
    thanks geo26e

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