M992.110.90 | Repair man car, toy
About 1930, 20th century
15 x 31 cm
Gift of the Estate of M. Omer Lavallée
© McCord Museum
Keys to History
Vital to the development of North America, a railroad links Canada from east to west in 1885. It promotes the rapid colonisation of Western Canada.
This toy is an accurate reproduction of a rear carriage, which served as a sleeping car and workshop for the staff and operators of the train. It was part of a set of rails, locomotive and cars to put together.
This toy carriage was produced by the Lionel Company of the United States.
The carriage was manufactured between 1926 and 1936. In the 1900s small electric trains began to be advertised in catalogues.
The main customer base targeted by the Lionel Company was the children of wealthy families.