Saturday, September 10, 2011


In Auburn, Indiana, In 1920 the Auburn Rubber Tire factory came into being. In 1935 during the depression and cars were not selling much, they also started making rubber toys. It was a very smart move. During WW2 they made shoe soles for army boots.Auburn toys could be found in almost every sand box or childs toy box. The two I have here were made in the late 1950's or early 1960's. The convertable is a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood or Eldorado. The previous owner painted the people in the car. Another interesting fact due to the age of these toys is that I have never come across one where the driver is a woman.  Enjoy.

Trivia: In one study, people were asked," If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, What would it be?"  36% answered pizza.

Did You Know? A new species of rat has been discovered in Papua, New Guinea that is as big as a domestic cat. Found in the crater of the extinct volcano, Mount Bosavi, the wooly rat measures more than 32 inches (80cm) from nose to tail.

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