The Best Toy Ever

February 28, 2012

Found these in J_Pigeon’s Flickr Photostream…they are amazing!

Barky the Dog

Grandpa Frog

Merry Mousewife

Bucky Burro

Nosey Pup

Super Jet

Chatter Monkey

Busy Bee

Crackling Hen

Dr. Doodle

This is a rare example of a childrens tin globe by Replogle Globes circa 1952.   Replogle began manufacturing these  in the 1950’s in an effort to compete with other childrens tin globe manufactures such as J.Chien and Ohio Art.   The manufacturing of these toys ceased soon after.  Replogle still manufactures globes in Chicago today.

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Here’s a look at how globes are made inside the Roplogle Globe factory in Chicago today: