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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Monday December 3, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Here's one of my favorites: (PIC)

This is a totally unrestored cast iron toy bus, just about 8 inches long, weighing about a pound and a half, and made by ARCADE TOY CO., Freeport, Illinois. In the top picture, it is with some of my 1:43 scale collection. Oh yes, the very correct decal saying "Arcade" is a modern replica, but it is easily removed. Toy buses were popular in the 1920s, as were the real things! Here's a picture of some more Arcade buses, from a fine book, CAST IRON AUTOMOTIVE TOYS by Myra & Eric Outwater.

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For the bus collectors by Ken Smith #24940
Here's one of my favorites: (PIC) by David Holcombe #24940.1
(Pic) Here's an old Greyhound Scenicruiser that I have : by Mike DeTorrice #24940.2
Good one, Mike. You have a 1:64 scale model by Tootsietoy, late 1950s, by David Holcombe #24940.2.1
And another old Greyhound by John Quilter #24940.2.2
Good find, John. You have the Tootsietoy No. 1045 Jumbo/Torpedo by David Holcombe #24940.2.2.1
Great old buses! Thanks, guys! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #24940.3

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