Focal Point: Abrahamson-Bigelow Co. • Tootsietoy – c. 1924
By Steve Butler
THE FEATURED TOY is a 3-inch die cast white metal Tootsietoy Federal van. Examples with BAKERY, GROCERY, LAUNDRY, MARKET, or MILK embossed on the side panels are relatively easy to locate, but those with FLORIST can be quite difficult. Examples with a business name instead on the side panels are deemed private label issues because such Federal trucks were made for the sole distribution by the company identified thereon as was the pictured Abrahamson-Bigelow-Co. van.