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When the Moline Pressed Steel Company established in
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famous. In 1918 the company's founder, Fred Lundahl, and his
wife, Marie, had their first and only child, a son named Arthur.
Nicknamed Buddy L to differentiate him from another
neighborhood boy named Buddy, Arthur was spoiled by his father,
who made a dump truck for the lad out of the same sheet metal
his factory used to manufacture International Harvester trucks
parts. That act of fatherly doting occurred in 1920; the response
around the neighborhood and the New York toy show to Fred's
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Throughout the rest of the 1920s Buddy L toys would grow leaps
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those of cast-iron competitors such as Hubley, were ordered by
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Unfortunately, the golden era of Buddy L was relatively
short-lived The Great Depression devastated sales, but it was
Lundahl's death in 1933 at the age of 41 that put the greatest
pressure on Buddy L co. and inevitably sold The new
owners immediately began to cut corners on materials and
construction techniques. Still,
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Part of the secret to the toy's endurance was its baked-enamel
finish, which helped prevent the pressed steel from rusting. Buddy L Toys were strong enough for a male adult to sit on,
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