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    I just picked up this GreyHound Ballbearing wagon, all the ones i see like it have Hamilton some where on it, the wheels say Hamilton Steel on them but no where on the wagon, looking for a year maybe. Thanks for any help. Sulley


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    It's a genuine Hamilton wagon. The name usually only appeared on the tires and you should see an "H" stamped into the metal hubcap center. Some of the older Hamiltons had the full name in cursive spelled out on the hubcaps. A couple years ago I re-purchased a Hamilton Greyhound wagon on ebay identical to the one I lost as a child due to an apt bldg storage area arson fire. I'll have to take a pic of it.

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    Yes it has the H on the caps, i am missing two caps but i found four of them on ebay i am bidding on, any ider of a year on this one. Thanks Sulley

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    My best guess is early 1950s. Hamilton made similar wagons for several years around the 1950 period. Mine was given to me as a present in 1954 when I was four years old. Here's the identical one to it I bought on ebay:



    This is the worse side for surface rust. Graphics for most Hamilton wagons are available from at least one pedal car parts supplier. The sad part about mine being burnt up was that I always took care of my outdoor toys and always kept them inside when not in use. I hope to restore this one back to the nice appearance mine would have still been in if I hadn't lost it.

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    Very cool storey hope you can bring it back to life as your old one, im having graphics made for mine now, it will be a cool ride for my grandsons. Thanks for the info. Sulley

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    Got the caps and the new decals and its all done, my grandsons love it, thats all that matters. Sulley



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    Sulley, that can't be the same wagon. You must have had an identical new one stashed away and pulled it out of the box. What a transformation! That hub cap set really cleaned up nice.

    Here's one similar to mine, but does have the Hamilton name on the side: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HAMI...item19c7f48224

    The prices sellers are asking for some of these wagons is getting ridiculous. I paid about $40 all together for mine. Good thing I got it when I did!

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    Thanks Dave, it was in good shape to start with, the ball bearings in the wheel were shoot so i put bushings in, it rolls great and not a lot of play in the wheels. My decal guy came though again, almost anything i show him he can do. I saw that one like yours on ebay, wow your wright the asking prices are nuts. Sulley

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    Yep this is what its all about, my two grandson enjoying there wagon. Sulley


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    You're absolutely right! Nice that you happened across the wagon and gave it a new lease on life...to be enjoyed by another generation of children. When toys are well made to begin with you have something worthwhile to restore. That's something you can't do very well with present day plastic ride on toys. I really enjoy seeing your before and after shots of children's vehicles...gives me the motivation needed to work on mine.

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