This white “City Sanitation Dept” truck made by Marx in the 1940’s, is 13 inches long and the rear door covering the garbage compartment slides open and closed.
I don’t consider these vintage pressed steel trucks kitsch, but i felt like making an observation acquired through dealing in vintage toys. Back in the day, before tv and while it was in its infancy and not required entertainment (i realize now a lot of people consider tv so last century), children played with toys. These toys, except for dolls and stuffed animals, were for the most part, made of pressed steel/tin, wood and japanese celluloid. As a result of WWII plastic became acceptable, less expensive and enveloped toy making. There a