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The Gibbs ID Guide

by Richard Mueller, Jr.

Gibbs Manufacturing Company
Canton, Ohio
1884-2002

Gibbs Manufacturing originally was in the market of producing plows. In 1896, the company added toys, specializing in lithographed paper-on-wood, metal, wagons, spinning tops, and advertising toys. The companys first toy was a political spinning top for William McKinley to be given away as part of his campaign.

Gibbs success prompted competitors to make similar products in the same town. Schoenhut started to make similar toys. Click the Schoehnut chapter to view.

Gibbs Manufacturing Company declared bankruptcy in 2001. In March 2002 their buildings and equipment were auctioned. Gibbs toys are an unique combination of metal and wood, most designed to moved when pushed. B. Gropper toys are often confused by the public as Gibbs Toy.

Bang Ball Table Tennis
c. 1938
10.1"H x 3.25"W
$60 - $80

Gas Station

1926
15"L x 9"W x 7"H

Truck #70

$300 - $400

Aeroclimber No. 4 w/box

1931
.5"L x 6"H x 3.4"W
Set of 6

Teeter Totter Kids

7.5"L x 6.5"H x 3"W
$100 - $175

Never Stop See-Saw #35

c. 1905
11"H x 7.25"W
$100 - $175

Hobby Horse No. 18

8.75"L x 5.75"H x 2"W
$200 - $300

Circus Trick Horse #16

1914
8"L x 7"H x 3.5"W
$450 - $600

Racing Team

c. 1911
15"L x 4.75"H x 4.5"W
$300 - $400

Pony Circus Wagon

14L x 7H
$900 - $1200 ($600 in condition shown)
Add $200 with flags

Pacing Bob #20

c. 1908
13.5L x 6.5H x 4"W
$210 - $280

U. S. Mail Cart #27

c. 1914
12L x 6.5H
$600 - $800

U. S. Mail Cart #27

c. 1914
12L x 6.5H
$600 - $800

Pony Racer #15

c. 1909
7L x 3.5H
$210 - $280

Wagon

c. 1908
10.2L x 5.5H x 5.2W
$150 - $200

English Pony Cart #40

c. 1914
13L x 5.25H x 5.5W
$360 - $480

Yankee Dump Cart #56

c. 1911
20L x 8L x 4.25W
$420 - $560

Gray Beauty Pacers

1908
19"L x 7"H x 6"W
$525 - $700

Double Horse Wagon

21.5"L x 6.75"H x 5.5"W

Pony with Chariot

7"L x 3.75"H x 2.4"W
$300 - $400

Gypsy Wagon #57

c. 1910
19L x 9H x 5.25W
$600 - $800

Cuban Cart #31

c. 1911
15L x 7.5H x 4.5W
$450 - $600

2 Horses pulling Metal Hay Wagon

Estimated 1900
22"L x 7"H x 5.5"W
$525 - $700

Double Hurdle Racers

10.25"L x 9.5"H x 5.25"W

Hurdle Rider #39

c. 1926
10L x 8.5H x 4W
$510 - $680

Rooster Cart #101

c. 1928
16.7"L x 8"H x 5.25"W
$600 - $800

Strutting Rooster #34 Push Toy

1929
8.5"L x 9"H w/18" Handle
$300 - $400

Bunny Cart #102

c. 1928
16"L x 5.75"H x 5"W
$600 - $800

Jim and Jack #60

c. 1924
18L x 10.5H x 5.5W
$1600 - $2000

Jim and Jack #60

c. 1924
18L x 10.5H x 5.5W
$1600 - $2000

Performing Jumbo Label

c. 1922

Trick Elephant #24

c. 1911
8.25L x 7.5H x 1.5W
$150 - $200

Performing Jumbo

c. 1922
10L x 9H x 4.7W
$900 - $1200

Pretty Polly #61

c. 1928
10L x 9H x 4W
$525 - $700

Lindyplane #79

c. 1927
11L x 5.25H x 5.75W
$450 - $650

Aeroplane #79 with Box

Lindyplane, #78

c. 1928
11L x 4.25H x 10W
$450 - $650

Waddle Duck No. 4

Cat Push Stick Toy

15.25"L x 7"H x 3.5"W

Frisky Puss #33 Push Toy

1928
7.5"L x 6.5"H x 3.5"W
$450 - $600

Spinning Tops

c. 1953

Spinning Tops Box #17

c. 1950
12"L x 8.5"H x 4"W
     

Catalogs


1905 Advertisement

1908 Advertisement

1910 Advertisement

1911 Advertisement

1912 Advertisement

1914 Advertisement

1914 Advertisement

1918 Advertisement

1929 Advertisement

Toys pictured: $600 - $800

1927 Advertisement

Steeple Chase #58: $600 - $800