Iron, nickel, paint
Overall: 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 4 in. ( 9.5 x 21.6 x 10.2 cm )
Cast iron ice truck, painted blue; high hood and running boards at sides facing truck bed; step up to truck bed, with railing all along sides; cab with 2 side windows, narrow front window, and back window; details such as grilles, trademark, etc. cast on body, painted gold; nickel-plated wheels.
Gift of Wilmer R. Leech
cast: on each door of cab: "Mack" painted: below cast inscription on right side door of cab: "AN/ARCADE/TOY" stencilled: on each side of truck bed: "I C E" printed: on scrap of paper affixed to front bumper: "[illeg.] 171" stamped: on underside of truck, above front right wheel: "1M/227L"; on underside of truck, above front left wheel: "227R/ARCADE/MADE IN/U.S.A." stamped: on rear left wheel: "S"
Arcade manufactured a line of Mack series trucks during the 1920s and 1930s. This ice truck would have originally been sold with ice tongs and glass "ice" (See Publications).
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