Steve Butler, Tin Toys — July 1, 2017 at 12:00 am

A Centenarian

By Steve Butler

THIS TOY WAS being offered for sale by a general line antique dealer. While the seller did not definitively identify the maker, upon consultation with a fellow antique dealer it was suggested that the toy might be a “Dayton” and a prototype as well. If the maker could be identified and, better yet, the prototype status supported, the 11.5-inch toy could be a very good acquisition. Might as well roll the dice and see what turns up.

Various printed material and internet reference sources produced a strange mixture of names, companies and trade names many of which were confusing, conflicting or both. Included were (in no particular order):

  • Donald & Edith Boyer D.P. Clark
    & Company Gyro
  • David P. Clark Dayton Friction
    Toy Works Hill Climber
  • Richard Munday Dayton Toy &
    Specialty Co. Son-ny
  • William Schieble Schieble Toy &
    Novelty Co.
  • Nelson Talbot John C. Turner
  • John Turner

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