The Nylint company began in 1937 producing kitchen tools and components for durable goods. From 1941-45 they were focused on War effort manufacturing particularly anti-aircraft magazines. After the War, with their modern steel pressing technology they turned in the direction of Toy making. There were dozens of toy makers making pressed steel toys before Nylint, but nobody was producing realistic copies of modern construction toys at lower prices than them.
In the early 1960's the Nylint Toy Company began producing some realistic Ford Trucks exclusively for Ford as well as their line for the general public. I acquired this with a collection of Auto Show Ephemera. Plastic Promo cars are fine for the older kid, but smaller ones want something to play with outside. If you can't get through to Mom and Pop, go for the kids. Up to 33% off on the top tier item!
End of an Era
In the mid 1960's Nylint would move away from accurate, realistic trucks to more modern styled products. Over the next 40 years the pressed steel toy landscape would change with rising production costs bankrupting some and other companies being absorbed.