Vintage Tonka Cars and Trucks
Like Buddy L, whose founding company was established in 1910 to manufacture pressed-steel fenders and cabs for International Harvester, Tonka was launched in 1946 as Mound Metalcraft, which made gardening tools. Mound Metalcraft's first steel toys were its Steam Shovel No. 100 and its Crane & Clam No. 150, both of which sold better than the tools. Soon, the company's most profitable division was Tonka Toys, which took its name from nearby...