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All American Toy Co. Timber Toter Jr. Lumber Truck w/ Trailer

Vancouver, WA 98686
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Very nice example of this rare truck, in excellent condition. Includes trailer, Can be shipped USPS Priority within United States.

Steinke's was the birthplace of the All American Toy Company, which was founded in 1947 by Clay and Beth Steinke. The company's toy trucks were designed to withstand years of play and were built entirely in the United States, primarily in Portland and Salem.

Timber Toter, a 1:12-scale log truck, was the first All American toy truck. At 20 inches long, 8 inches high, and 8 inches wide, the truck and trailer length could be adjusted to reach 38 inches. Shipping weight was 12 pounds. The toy trucks were made of heavy cast aluminum and welded steel frames, and they featured real Goodyear tires. But what made the Timber Toter unique was its steering mechanism: the air horn mounted on the hood turned the wheels. Clay Steinke was adamant about using parts made in the United States and, where possible, in Oregon. The trucks sold for $19.95 in outlets that ranged from the local hardware store to Meier & Frank Department Stores and the New York City Macy's store.

Demand for the Timber Toter prompted Steinke to apply for a patent in 1949. The company invested in a steel die for casting parts, which made mass production possible. The truck cabs were cast in Portland, and the trucks were assembled in Salem. Other models were added to the All American Toy Company line. By 1954, the company was making trucks named Dyna-Dump, Utility Truck, Timber Toter Jr., Heavy Hauler, Cargo Liner, Cattle Liner, and Midget Skagit Lift 'n' Loader. Steinke promoted the line of toys to retailers at the annual American International Toy Fair in New York City and through a nationwide network of sales representatives.

All American Toy Co. Timber Toter Jr. Lumber Truck w/ Trailer

Published: June 19, 2024
Ad number: 11TC
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Vancouver, WA 98686
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