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by Richard Mueller

Strombecker Corporation
A.K.A Strombeck-Becker
Manufacturing Company

StromBecKer
Moline, Illinois
1911 2004


Strombeck-Becker Manufacturing Company, a family owned company, started making toys in 1919. Their toy division was not very successful until they introduced train sets and wood kits in the 1930s. In 1961, with the death and retirement of some of the companys founders, the name was changed to Strombecker Manufacturing Company. Unfortunately, the next year found the company completely broke and most of the company was sold to Dowst Manufacturing Company.

The Strombecker family continued to operate their wood kit line, selling that line in 1980 to Chicago Cutlery Company. In 2004, the Strombecker name was merged with another division of Dowst Manufacturing Company called Tootsietoys ending decades of toy making under the Strombecker name.

Meadow-Brook
Dairy
c. 1935
4.2"Lx1.1"Hx1.6"W
$60-$80

Building Materials Truck
5.25"L x 1.75"H x 1"W

Merchants Delivery Svc
c. 1935
3.8"L x 1.6"H x 1.25"W
$30 - $40
   

Mickey Mouse Acrobats

c. 1960
17.5"L x 12.1"H x 2.75"W
$60 - $80

Truck Hauler

$225 - $300

Bill Ding Building Men - 28

Wood 1935; Plastic 1965
4.5"H
$1 - $3 each

Strombecker Zoo

c. 1950

Rock Island Transcontinental


c. 1930 - 1940
6 Piece Train

Rock Island Transcontinental Box

c. 1930-1940
(no image)


5 Car, 6 Vehicle Circus Train

Estimated 1935
34"L x 4.2"H x 2.1"W
$210 - $280


Whirly Bird #560
c. 1960
7.8"L x 3.4"H x 6.3"W
$30 - $40

Zoo-Apart #411

1950
10.25L x 6.5H x 2.75W
$45 - $60

Mickey Mouse Bus #423
1956
$120 - $160

Disney Bus
10.5"L x 5"H x 2.8"W
$120 - $160

Eggberts Tow Truck

Estimated 1960
6.5L x 3H x 2.75W
$30 - $40

Eggberts Garage

c. 1955
13.75"L x 9.25"H x 4.25"W
$90 - $120

American Fast Freight #228

1953
10.5L x 3.25H x 1.5W
$60 - $80; Box $30 - $40

W.D. Casey Jr Train #425

1956
$75 - $100

Toddler Train
1951
15L x 2.25H x 2.5W
$30 - $40; Box $15 - $20

Assemble Scale Locomotive Box
c. 1940
9.5"L x 2.5"H x 4.5"W
$45 - $60 toy and box
     

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1935 Sears Advertisement

1950 Catalog
Toys listed: $45 - $60

1950 Flyer

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1950 Flyer
1950
Toys Listed: $45 - $120
#307 cars shown $15 - $20 each