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85/2566-68 Toy truck, 'Boomaroo Toys', pressed steel, made by Boomaroo Products Pty Ltd, part of the Artlay Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1954-1965. Click to enlarge.

Toy truck made by Boomaroo Products Pty Ltd

Made
The Powerhouse Museum's toy collection strongly represents the types of toys that were available in Australia in the twentieth century, including Matchbox toys, tin toys, model trains and home-made toys. It contains every type of transport toy - cars, trucks, tractors, fire engines, buses, motorcycles, aeroplanes, ships and trains -- as well as novelty toys, robots, kitchen toys and Meccano sets.

The majority of these toys were manufactured overseas, notably the large collection of tinplate …

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Summary

Object No.

85/2566-68

Object Statement

Toy truck, 'Boomaroo Toys', pressed steel, made by Boomaroo Products Pty Ltd, part of the Artlay Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1954-1965

Physical Description

Toy truck, "Boomaroo Toys", pressed steel / paint, made by Boomaroo Products Pty Ltd, part of the Artlay Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1954-1965

Toy truck made of pressed steel. The truck has a yellow and red driver's cab, separate covered tray which is painted red, the whole resting on a black base to which four wheels are attached. The cab includes a human figure positioned in the driver's seat and an adhesive sticker containing the maker's mark is adhered to the front centre of the cab. Silver lights and grill and a black bumper are also located at the front of the truck. The covered tray features two adhesive stickers which are adhered to either side and contain the maker's mark and 'Boomaroo Toys' on a yellow and white striped background.

Marks

Maker's mark inscribed within adhesive sticker adhered to centre front of cab, printed in black text "(Kangaroo and boomerang logo) REG / TRADE / MARK" and below logo, printed in black text, "BOOMAROO / TOYS / MADE IN AUSTRALIA"
Maker's mark inscribed within two identical stickers adhered to either side of covered tray, printed in black text, "(Kangaroo and boomerang logo) REG / TRADE / MARK" and below logo, printed in black text, "BOOMAROO / TOYS / MADE IN AUSTRALIA"
Text printed within two identical stickers adhered to either side of covered tray, printed in blue and red text, "BOOMAROO / TOYS"

Dimensions

Height

190 mm

Width

135 mm

Depth

375 mm

Production

Notes

This toy truck was made by Boomaroo Toys in Australia, c. 1960.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Toy truck made by Boomaroo Products Pty Ltd 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/41427>

Wikipedia

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