Posted 10 years ago
Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron. Starting around 1940, the company shifted to diecast zinc alloy molding Automobiles, trucks and airplanes later became Hubley's main focus.
Several steps were involved in Hubley's casting process. Wood form carvings were used. After pouring the molten metals and the rough edges were smoothed out, painters applied a base coat to cast figure toys. Colorists would use a variety of hues highlighting important details. This is Hubley's #5 Racer 2-457. The driver is missing, (however I'm on a fishing expedition to get one). These are BIG toys, about 7 inches long and heavy. They feel substantial in your hand.