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Manoil Manufacturing Company

(New York, USA)

Reference : Manoil

Manoil was a North American metal and plastic toy company that began toy production in 1935 or 1936, and ceased trading in 1959. The company was owned by two brothers, Maurice and Jack Manoil, who employed sculptor Walter Baetz to create their figures.

Known for their military figures (toy soldiers), Manoil also manufactured vehicles and civilian figures such as a hostess figure, a lineman complete with telephone pole, various farm and building figures, including those illustrated below. Manoil figures are approximately three inches tall, putting them midway between Gauge 0 and Gauge 1 (US Standard Gauge) railway layout scales, but perfect for either, with a little toy train licence.

For illustrations of Manoil military figures, please refer to Deke's Collection, and watch the slide show.


Manoil no. 700 Streamlined Sedan, length 4.5 inches

Manoil no. 701 Sedan, length 4.5 inches

Manoil no. 702 Coupe, length 4.5 inches

Manoil no. 703 Wrecker (Tow Truck), length 4.5 inches

Manoil no. 704 Roadster, length 5 inches

Manoil no. 705 Sedan, length 6 inches

Manoil no. 706 Streamlined Bus, length 6 1/4 inches

Manoil no. 707 coupe, length 4 1/2 inches

Manoil no. 708 Roadster, length 4 inches

Manoil no. 709 La France Fire Truck, length 4 1/2 inches

Manoil no. 710 tanker, length 5 inches

Manoil figures, seated

Manoil figures, seated

Manoil figures, with hod and square. Very Masonic :-)

Manoil figures, blacksmith with anvil and cobbler with last

Manoil figures, farmer with sythe

Manoil figures, porter with bags

Manoil figures, diner car attendant

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