In the 1920's and 30's, the bus went where the streetcar couldn't, especially into the small towns outside the cities. In one of those small towns in Kansas, auto mechanic Arthur Haynes made small toys for local stores. He taught himself to cast slush metal, built his own molds, hired his family and neighbors, and made toys for dime stores. He made miniature metal cars, trucks, aircraft, farm equipment, and more. And then he discovered for himself hollow-casting techniques. He always felt he was the first to do so. He didn't mark many of his molds, and at times he sold them to other producers. His company was Kansas Toy and Novelty Company, starting in 1923.
Here are two of his buses, one original and one that I repainted to show its detailing. Hint: Any picture may be enlarged by clicking on it.
Enjoy! David H
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