Toy Tow Truck, 1937-1946

Summary

In 1915, the Automobile Club of Missouri offered the first emergency road service for its members. This idea caught on quickly, and it soon became a service offered by all AAA affiliates to its members. This toy tow truck, made by the Wyandotte (Michigan) Toy Company about 1940, proudly sports an American Automobile Association decal on its side. It may have been a promotional item for AAA.

In 1915, the Automobile Club of Missouri offered the first emergency road service for its members. This idea caught on quickly, and it soon became a service offered by all AAA affiliates to its members. This toy tow truck, made by the Wyandotte (Michigan) Toy Company about 1940, proudly sports an American Automobile Association decal on its side. It may have been a promotional item for AAA.

Artifact

Toy truck

Date Made

1937-1946

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

91.87.68

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Wood (Plant material)
Rubber (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 6.5 in

Length: 21.5 in

Inscriptions

sides: Official AAA Service Car Wyandotte Toys Made in U.S.A.

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