Bulldozer:Tonka Tough Bulldozer

Hasbro, Inc.1997

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

Tonka Toys began in the basement of a Minnesota schoollhouse in 1946. Six employees turned out just two models, a steam shovel and a crane. By the early 1970s, Tonka had grown to a huge operation with 1300 employees producing 400,000 vehicles per week. Hardly a boy born since mid-century grew up without a Tonka toy--or several. Toys of this kind, detailed and durable models of trucks, construction equipment, and other vehicles have fueled the fantasies of young boys (and girls, more recently) for generations.

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  • Title: Bulldozer:Tonka Tough Bulldozer
  • Creator: Hasbro, Inc.
  • Date Created: 1997
  • Location: Mexico
  • Subject Keywords: Tonka, construction, truck
  • Type: Transportation Toys
  • Medium: metal, rubber, plastic, printed cardboard
  • Object ID: 116.8002