Posted 2 years ago
This is a Hubley #1928 Pile Driver Truck made in '64-'65. This has one of the 6 dark stakes remaining indicating it's from '64, '65 had natural wood stakes. It's about 14" high with the pile driver mechanism extended. It drops the driver weight at the top just like a big one and will drive the 4 1/2" long 3/8" in the ground with no problem. The tailgate is missing a section(it looks like a stress fracture from the impacts) but it still functions.
Some of you are probably thinking it seems dangerous, I agree. It's not just the cracked or hurt bigger fingers, a gullible small kid's(brother, sister, or in my case cousins) finger tip could be severed at the hole where the driver head enters, it's just like a 3/8" circle die cutter with sheer edges. Especially if the finger was properly placed....maybe even on the first try.