1950 Midgetoy Ford Hotrod
This is a 1950 Midgetoy Ford Hotrod .The car is in good play condition and made of Cast Aluminum with rubber wheels and axles which are intact. The paint is in good play condition. The car is 3 1/4″ long and 1″ wide.
It was 1943 when Alvin and Earl Herdklotz formed the A & E Tool and Gage Co. Their first products included precision tooling such as gauges that measured the contours and shapes of airplane propellers. With the end of World War II, there was no more defense work and they decided to manufacture die-cast toys at their factory in Rockford, Illinois. These toys “were designed to save on production cost and were more basic then the more established die-cast toy makers such as Tootsietoys.
O’Brien’s Collecting Toys 12th Edition pg.726