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Partial image of an Auburn rubber toy car patent. Vertical image with two views of an Auburn Cord, one front quarter and one rear quarter. Photo of Auburn green COE truck, green 1946 Lincoln convertible, and blue 1937 Oldsmobile sedan.

Auburn Rubber Corporation, Auburn, Indiana

Auburn produced more rubber toys than any of its competitors with a line including cars, trucks, tractors, motorcycles, airplanes, and ships, as well as soldiers and complete teams of baseball and football figures. Rubber toys were affordable during the Depression years but were not cheap toys. Quality was excellent as was attention to detail across the entire Auburn line. Adults also appreciated that rubber toys didn't mark up floors and walls as metal cars and trucks did.

For kids, a trip to Woolworth's was a trip to pure excitement viewing the gleaming displays of Auburn toys. Most were red, green or blue. Ambulances and milk trucks were white, military items were brown or dark khaki. A few were offered in bright orange for a short time. Silver was used for some cars, trucks and airplanes, but the silver paint doesn't hold up well. Two tone combinations added variety, so cars and trucks in combinations of the standard colors are frequently found. The airplanes were sold in wonderful color combinations. Colors were added by dipping, spraying, and hand-painting, and the finishes were very durable.

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Auburn factory photo. A deep orange cab-over truck.
This photo is of 3 race cars in an untrimmed mold state. This photo is of a large red tractor with farm animals.
A silver dive bomber with open rear cockpit. A motorcylist with rifle in scabbard and saddlebags, wonderfully detailed.
A front-quarter view of an AE05 Auburn fire truck with a hose reel. A vinyl pickup truck.
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