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Boomaroo Toys 1954-1965 Australian metal & plastic vintage toy cash register

SKU:
IF_BD8A7EE8
$159.99
Width:
20.00 (cm)
Height:
20.00 (cm)
Depth:
20.00 (cm)
Current Stock:
1
Minimum Purchase:
1 unit
Maximum Purchase:
1 unit

This delightful 1954-1965 vintage Australian toy cash register from Boomaroo Toy's will bring you back to the 50's-60's or playing shop keeper as a child. The body of the register is made of joined pieces of metal painted red and mustard yellow with two clear plastic screens at the top. Features thirteen white plastic buttons when pressed down rings a bell brings up sale and opens the drawer with corresponding price. Prices in Imperial currency from 1/2d (half pence) to L1 (one pound) and also No Sale and two label stickers, one circular shield stuck to centre of register reads; "Trade Mark Reg Boomaroo Toys made in Australia", and one on the front of draw reads; "Boomaroo". The register is in good used working condition apart from drawer springing out when button pressed. Two of the white buttons missing, the front clear plastic screen is missing and rubber mounts on bottom of register missing but good for its age in original condition and paint.

 

Approx measurements:

19cm H x 16.5cm W x 19cm D

2kg

Metal/plastic

Red/mustard yellow

 

History of Boomaroo Toys

 

Boomaroo Toys made a range of metal toy vehicles and other toys in competition with other Australian manufacturers such as Wyn-Toys and overseas toy companies such as Buddy-L. The name Boomaroo was derived from the combination of two words 'boomerang' and 'kangaroo' and their trademark depicted as a kangaroo perched on a boomerang, above the words 'Made in Australia'. The Toy and Games Manufactures Association held a "Toy Market" open only to the trade in 1963. Australian manufactured toys had captured half the market worth approx £20m a year. They were listed as Boomaroo Products Pty Ltd in Sydney from 1954 up until the 1970s. By the mid-1960s they had become associated with Artlay Manufacturing Company Pty Ltd. Boomaroo was a member of The Australian Games Manufacturing Association, TAGMA.

 

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