Vintage Cast Iron Popeye on Motorcycle.

Vintage Cast Iron Popeye on Motorcycle.

Originally produced by The Hubley Toy Manufacturing Company in 1929, this is a classic cast iron toy featuring the old-style Popeye on a Harley Davidson Patrol motorcycle.


A hefty toy weighing in at just under 2kg in total, Popeye is 880g (approx. 17cm tall) and his bike is 1145g (approx. 23cm long.


Although not the 1929 version, this is an early example i.e. not from the 1970's/80's.  As expected, there is wear from age including paint wear, corrosion, dust/dirt and the toy may have had paint touch ups over the years but not recently. 


Exclusive rights to produce toy versions of Harley-Davidson motorcycles was awarded to Hubley in the late 1920s and they were the leading manufacturer of such toys in the 1930's United States.