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Posted 6 years ago

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I am trying to determine who made this crane. It is mine from the mid 60's As I recall it was originally Tonka yellow and the crane was black. It has the scoop shovel with it that works and it also had a magnet which is long gone. My Father repainted it sometime ago. It still works but I don't see any markings that tell who the manufacture is. I thought Tonka, but now I am not sure. So I am really just trying to find some information about it.

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  1. AzTom AzTom, 6 years ago
    That is a Nylint Michigan crane. If it has dual headlights its 60's, the early ones had single headlights. The one I recently had was yellow and blue like yours although I think the yellow was a little darker.
  2. Dean10, 6 years ago
    It does have dual headlight... I am sure it is from the 60's as I played with it as a kid.. Yes I think the yellow was a little darker but I thought the crane was black originally.. it may have been blue it was a long time ago. I do remember that is had a magnet that replaced the clam shovel and it worked.. I can't tell you how much I played with it in the back yard.. but it has survived all these years.. Thank you.. I just looked up Nylint and there it is... And there is a picture with the shovel and the magnet....
  3. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 6 years ago
    Nice Nylint crane! Too bad it was repainted. It still looks good though.
  4. Dean10, 6 years ago
    Yes my Dad decided to repaint it.. it actually looked pretty good before he painted it.. Many of my toys from the 60's & 70's survived.. Not sure if they were just made better or I was not "hard" on them.. I had a very nice collection of GI stuff and Johnnie West that unfortuntely Dad decided to get rid of a few years back.. but somehow he hung onto this truck..

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