Colorful threshers made by Arcade Manufacturing Co. were popular farm toys.
The front cover of the 1925 Arcade catalog, in which the McCormick-Deering gray Arcade thresher was shown for the first time. The difference in sizes among the four smaller, colored McCormick-Deering threshers in the front, compared to the gray and red-trimmed one in the back, is clear.
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.
The two sizes of Arcade McCormick-Deering threshers were presented on the same page as the now rare Arcade cream separator.
In this 1929 catalog page, both sizes of threshers were shown.
The company’s “Arcadians” booklet shows the Arcade gray McCormick-Deering thresher at the top of this page.
This well-used Arcade thresher clearly provided many hours of happiness for some child.