Manhattan, and Waverly, New York, 1920s-1942. Manoil produced hollow-cast toy soldiers, also known as dime store soldiers.

History

The American Manoil Manufacturing Company was a plastic and metal toy-company. By 1940, Manoil figures were in such demand that they had to move the company to a larger production facility on Providence Street, Waverly, NY. Production lasted until April 1, 1942. Unlike many other manufacturers, Manoil was not able to develop any defense contracts; post-War production continued though not with the vigor or popularity that the company experienced pre-War. Its prominence was from 1937-1941 when it produced hollowcast toy soldiers (sometimes called dime store soldiers) along with toy airplanes and cars.

Maurice Manoil (1896-1974) and his brother Jack (1902-1955) produced a variety of items from 1927 until they began making toys in 1934.

After producing die-cast toy cars, Manoil began to produce toy soldiers in 1935. They were sculpted by Walter Baetz.

Manoil value and price guide

What's your 'Manoil' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Of 30 Barclay Military Dime Store Mar 2019 £ 62,04
Usa Fire Engine 409 C1940 S May 2019 £ 49,49
Mixed World War I Wwi Barclay Lead Steel Mar 2019 £ 40,00
Set Of 10 Original Barclay Toy Soldiers Mar 2019 £ 26,96
Of 7 Cast Iron Metal Toy Figures Mar 2019 £ 15,71

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