VERY RARE HOGE (NEW YORK) AME RI CAN VINTAGE 1930'S'FIRE CHIEF' ELECTRIFIED, WIND-UP, ORIGINAL, FIRST GENERATION RED & BLACK ENAMEL PAINTED, PRESSED STEEL CAR, with NATURAL NICKEL METAL COLOR FRONT GRILLE & HUBCAPS, FEATURING WORKING FRONT HEADLIGHTS, with ORIGINAL REAR. Early 20th century Ame ri can vintage pressed steel, wind-up, electrified early toy cars & fire vehicles. 14 ¼" Length x 5 ½" Width x 5 ½ Height. Pristine and in nearly immaculate, close-to-originally constituted vintage condition.
Yet another prized piece from the former collection of a gentleman, advanced and lifelong toy collector residing in southern New Hampshire. This circa 1928 to 1934 Hoge (New York) Fire Chief red and black enamel painted and natural (unpainted) nickel metal color front grille Fire Chief's pressed steel car, is simply in extraordinary overall vintage condition, with incredibly no noticeable dings, dents or the deformities often found on these now nearly 100 year-old vintage enamel painted wind-up cars.
It also amazingly doesn't suffer from any measurable oxidation, with almost no rust occurring anywhere. This toy clearly was never outside and subjected to the damaging light and heat of the sun or the punishing, depreciating effects of moisture and pollution.
It's as clean as a whistle and amazingly intact, with working headlights powered by an originally wired, side toggle switch. Straight from the collector to you. It would be an understatement to say things usually just aren't nearly as clean as this, especially when it's honest, verifiably original and nearly 100 years old.
The collector is now an older gentleman who cared very much about his collection and put in a tremendous amount of personal energy over the years finding all the pieces and protecting them, so they would remain in the same kind of pristine condition, we now see this early 20th century Hoge (New York) vintage signed red and black enamel painted and natural finish nickel front grille and wheel hubcaps'Fire Chief,' wind-up, pressed steel car, with working, electrified headlights. If God was dropping ice cream sundaes out of the sky, this would undoubtedly be one of them.
Very Good to Excellent overall vintage condition. The item "RARE HOGE FIRE CHIEF RED ELCTF'D WIND-UP PRESSED STEEL CAR WithWORKING HEAD LIGHTS" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire.
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