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Tonka Trucks

Originally known as the Mound Metalcraft Co., Tonka Trucks began production in Mound, Minnesota making sturdy pressed-steel trucks just after WWII. Mound Metalcraft purchased a building and several dies from the Streater Co., a company that patented several toys but never put them into production. With the dies from Streater’s toy-making venture, Mount Metalcraft Co. was prepared to enter the toy manufacturing business.

Though formed in 1946 by Lynn Baker, Alvin Tesch, and Avery Crounse, in November 1955, the company changed and incorporated their name to Tonka Toys. The word tonka is derived from the Dakota Sioux word for “tanka” meaning great or big.

Tonka saw a huge expansion in 1947 and 1948 with the popularity of their toy steam shovel and crane with clam bucket. This toy catapulted... Read more

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Vintage Tonka Toys No. 5 Fire Engine

July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Fort Worth, TX, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Early 1960's Pressed Steel TONKA Wrecker Tow Truck

July 27, 2016, 7:30 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Early 1960's Pressed Steel/Metal TONKA Dump Truck

July 27, 2016, 7:30 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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TONKA DUMP TRUCK !!!! WE SHIP WORLD WIDE !!!!

July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

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TONKA GRADER !!!! WE SHIP WORLD WIDE !!!!

July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

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TONKA DUMP TRUCK !!!! WE SHIP WORLD WIDE !!!!

July 28, 2016, 6:30 PM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

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Vintage Cars, Motorcycles & Race Cars

July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM CST
Panama City, FL, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Vintage Tonka Bulldozer w/Tonka Trucks 1947-63

July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM CST
Panama City, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Vintage Tonka Mighty Grader #54726

July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM CST
Panama City, FL, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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Tonka mini bottom dump

July 30, 2016, 8:00 PM CST
Montgomery City , MO, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Vintage tonka bulldozer

July 30, 2016, 8:00 PM CST
Montgomery City , MO, USA

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Vintage tonka semi-truck cab toy

July 30, 2016, 8:00 PM CST
Montgomery City , MO, USA

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