Taken from ArcadeToyMuseum.org:
1921: The decision is made by company executives to take a big chance and make high quality, more expensive toys that would be exact replicas of the real thing. Arcade never wavers from their policy of not skimping on quality or authenticity. The company spares no expense when they create the pattern (mold) for each new toy. During this time the company adopts the slogan “They Look Real.”
1941 – This would be the last year that toys are manufactured by Arcade. The company ceases production of cast iron toys in order to assist in the war effort. After the war, things are changing in the manufacturing world. Aluminum and plastics become the material of choice for toy production. Arcade never produces toys again.
The fire truck posted was more than likely made in the early 1920’s, this based on the Arcade history and the era design of this particular fire truck.
Measurements: Approximately 9.5”
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