Wednesday, September 14, 2011

V/Alphabe-Thursday

 VINTAGE hay rake

Here you see part of a small collection of VINTAGE Dinky Toys. These Dinky Toys date back to the late 1940s and early 1950s,  die-cast miniature farm machinery kids used to play with and today adults collect.

Above you see a miniature tractor pulling a hay rake, a  machine that collected hay or straw into windrows to later be picked up another machine that made bales.

 VINTAGE disc harrow

A disc harrow cultivated the soil before seeds were planted.

VINTAGE manure spreader

A maure spreader - you guessed it -  spread manure.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

46 comments:

Kim, USA said...

OMG this is so cute! I was cleaning the kitchen yesterday and found tiny kitchen appliances it made me smile and here's another one a tiny vintage hay rake and manure spreader hehe. This is way too cool!! Love it!

Sandra said...

they look so REAL, when i saw the thumbnail, i was expecting a big tractor. the detail is amazing

kaye said...

that is a great reproduction, nice shot.

Paulie said...

At first sight, I wondered where you would find such unusual machines. . . it helps to read! Neat!

Malyss said...

I like old toys, I have a few too. Those ones are really beautyful!

TexWisGirl said...

these are precious!!!

Rose said...

I bet they cost a small fortune to buy now...

we had a disc like that one...we had a hay rake similar to that one only ours was for a horse. My mom and dad gave it to someone when we no longer used it but I have no idea who.

Martha Z said...

I still see these things (not the toy variety) sitting on the edge of farms. I'm not sure if they are still put to use, though.

Mary said...

Those are in such wonderful condition~ love the second photo with the disc harrow :-)

Riet said...

Oh I love those vintage dinkies. These are beautiful and still in such a good condition. Great V word

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I used to have some of those - gave them all away when I was "too big" for them - wish I still had them!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love those! I have a few less vintage tractors and equipment in my toy box for the grandkids when they are here...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My son would love this and my husband too.

☆☆Mumsy said...

That is just beautiful subjects to photograph, and I love the colors!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh I love your metal, vintage farm toys. I love antiques and vintage items, especially toys.

Blessings & Aloha!

Viola said...

So interesting! Good fun to see! My boyfriend should have seen this :)) Even I start to wish I had some of this collecting toys.. =)
Picture no 2 is fabulous, I like it a lot!! =)

ellen b. said...

These are fabulous and a great choice for the letter V!

edenhills said...

I love the vintage farm equipment. My son and nephews spent hours and hours playing "small farm". I guess the large farm would have been out helping on the real farm. :-)

Teresa

Elisa said...

So so cute!
Greetings

Jo said...

Great photo's and vintage!
~Jo

Esther Joy said...

Long long ago, I helped my dad use one of these on our farm! We didn't have enough hay to bale, and my dad loved to keep vintage equipment around...

Randy said...

That is wonderful!

The Cello Strings said...

a useful tool,

lovely shots.

Jack said...

Very clever.

Nick Thomas said...

Cool. I still have some Dinkies. Bring back great memories of when they built toys that didn't break by the week's end.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I really like these, thanks for sharing.

Judie said...

Those toys are real keepsakes! And they are probably valuable, too.

Pondside said...

What treasures!

Cezar and Léia said...

This miniature is adorable and your pictures are wonderful, congratulations for this great post!
Léia

Stacia said...

Love these! Wouldn't want to be near that manure spreader (miniature or otherwise) after it had worked a hard day in the field though. =>

VP said...

Quite often our sidewalks look like a manure spreader has jus passed...

see you there! said...

You captured these miniatures so well, the detail is great.

Darla

Buttons said...

Oh I love these shots. B

Sue said...

They just don't make 'em like they used to. These are cool!

=)

Monica said...

Awesome pictures of such COOL toys!

Gattina said...

These old toys are wonderful, they must cost a fortune now !!

Francisca said...

Okay, Ms EG, who is the collector in the family? :-) Cute V post with these vintage toys.

Halcyon said...

So cute! It's a mini-farm. :)

KleinsteMotte said...

How coll. Brings back fond memories of our tractor rides to the back fields.

Janie said...

These are cool! Very realistic.

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

What treasures these are. I wonder if the adult collectors are people who enjoyed these as children?

taylorsoutback said...

So cool - you have some real treasures there...wondering if they are similar to the ones made in England - Lesney? Matchbox...our son inherited a whole little suitcase of those in 1977 I think...The Matchbox toys came after the mid '50's??

I think today's young children miss out on a lot of fun - too many issues about safety, etc.

A delightful posting!

Mary said...

Love your vintage toys, you have some real treasures!

Jenny said...

Wow. I love these. I'm going to have to go see if they have any on e-bay. This was such a neat post...your photography was superb!

Thanks for the smile and for sharing such a neat collectible with us today.

A+

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La Principessa Errante said...

Love, love, love these. I collect toys, and these are beyond spectacular!

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