This HEAVY hardwood truck is quite old.
I purchased it about 10 years ago from a then soon-to-be-closed Separate School…the name for the Catholic Elementary schools in this province.
I’m not sure exactly how old it is but about 8 years ago when I did a short working stint at the local wood mill I met a couple of 30-40 aged men who BOTH remembered having played with it when they were school aged kids.
It has no manufacturer’s name but from the look, quality and history I am aware of I believe it is from the 1950’s.
Just for amusement I weighed it on my digital scale and it came in at an astounding 12.7 pounds!
Today if it were sold in North America I’m certain it would HAVE to come with a safety warning about possible injury if your brother whacked you with it.
Below that picture is my grandson who visited us with his sister 2 days ago, playing with it and STILL unable to do any damage to it……that doesn’t mean the house however.
Imagine the ‘future’ loss of sales this truck experienced lasting, as it did, an astounding 60+ years and STILL going strong.