Focal Point: Double L Laundry Van • Tootsietoy – c. 1924
By Steve Butler
“LUNCH BOX SPECIALS” refers to items including toys that left the factory under dubious circumstances such as inside a worker’s lunch box. Size does not matter when referring to such a special. The Mickey Mouse trade stimulator currently near at hand would not fit. However, the pictured unfinished Tootsietoy Double L Laundry Federal van would. It along with three other unfinished Tootsietoys not only would fit but did fit. They were reportedly acquired by a Michigan toy collector at the Chicago toy show decades ago and from a Tootsietoy factory employee.