Fine Farm Toys: Arcade Threshers

Colorful threshers made by Arcade Manufacturing Co. were popular farm toys.

Left: The 1940 catalog shows only the older gray version, but advertises both the No. 450 and 451. Center: The first mention of the Arcade McCormick-Deering thresher was in this 1925 ad. Note the toy’s beautiful colors. Right: This catalog page from 1936 shows what a good product the McCormick-Deering threshers were for Arcade, as the small ones were still shown, and continued to sell.