1957 Midgetoys die cast metal USAF airplane

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vintage die cast metal USAF airplane by Midgetoys. 1957

F-86 ~ Panther Jet Airplane

This die cast metal toy jet airplane has a wingspan of 10cm. The reliable U.S. Air Force Jet is faithfully reproduced in scale. Details, like the USAF insignia, and the star and bars and cockpit features are prominent.This toy was made by Midgetoy, Rockford, ILL. 1957

In 1943, brothers Alvin and Earl Herdklotz established the A & E Tool and Gage Co. in Rockford, Illinois as a defense-based precision tool-and-die business. After World War II, focus shifted primarily to toy making. Operating under the name Midgetoy, the company began to produce basic, smaller-scale die-cast vehicles and airplanes at low price points.
To keep costs low, the company used a simple two-part mold process that yielded toys with minimal detail of 2 to 9-inches in length. Most Midgetoys featured full-wheel skirts, doors that were capable of opening and closing, but which lacked interior renderings. By offering toys a few pennies cheaper than their competitors, Midgetoy quickly endeared itself to five-and-dimes that were popular in the United States at the time.