Vintage J. Chein Toy Ride the Rocket
One of the most fun items to collect are vintage toys that bring back memories of our own childhood. And who doesn’t remember well visits to amusement parks, riding the rides until you got sick, and eating popcorn and cotton candy.
If this is the type of memories you treasure, then you may be interested in collecting a beautiful and interesting line of toys made by the J. Chein Company, named after Julius Chein, the owner. The company was a metal stamping company that made metal toys from tin which have become valuable collectibles today.
The Chein Company made several types of metal toys including toy boxes, and small toys for Cracker Jacks, but one of the most loved series of toys is the amusement park ride toys listed below–the Ride the Rocket, Ferris Wheel, Merry Go Round, and Roller Coaster toys.
Each of these vintage J. Chein toys is decorated with lithographs on the outside of the toys. They were made in the early 1900’s until the 1940’s, when the Chein Company retooled to help the war effort, making munitions instead. After the war, the Chein Company went on to make many of its most collectible toys, including many of the toys listed on this page.
I remember riding all of these rides when I was a child. Those were fun summers, and there are so few of these rides left anymore. Many of the old amusement parks have been demolished or remade into newer ones.
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Vintage J. Chein Toy Ferris Wheel
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Vintage J. Chein Toy Merry Go Round
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Vintage J. Chein Toy Roller Coaster
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J. Chein Vintage Toy Guide