In my late grade school and early junior high years, I was fascinated by farming and farm implements. Using money I earned from my paper route (I delivered the Peoria Journal Star, which I would place on your front porch every morning, including Sundays, for 55 cents per week), I purchased many of these Tru-Scale toys.
I only played with these toys indoors, so they stayed clean and, for the most part, rust-free. A flood in my parents' basement once covered some of them with a thin layer of ceramic slip, but I was able to clean them pretty well.
Most, if not all, of these toys were purchased at either Adams Discount in Macomb, Illinois, or Arlans Department Store in Galesburg, Illinois.
A copy of this catalog came with every Tru-Scale product I bought, but I was surprised to find that I still had one. It was in the only surviving tractor (T-401) box that I have..
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