|The picture below shows larger left and right side views of the (3) Old Cracker Jack Pop Corn Confection Pot Metal or Lead Toy Prize Trolley Cars in this lot. There were a few different sizes of these that were made and used as prizes. These are of the smaller version. The Cracker Jack prize ID number for these is unknown, but they may have benn by the Kratz Company (Moser Corporation) of Covington, Kentucky. They were made with no finish, as well as inked, and painted. Included here are inked ones in red, blue, and silver.|
Many of the pot metal or lead prizes were manufactured by the Tootsietoy Company of Chicago, Illinois. There were other companies, including from Japan prior to World War II. Some of these type prizes were made specifically for Cracker Jack, while others were made as novelties, bought in volume, and used as prizes by The Cracker Jack Company. Pot metal or lead prizes were some of the earliest prizes that were used in Cracker Jack boxes from the 1910s to the late 1940s. Many of these type prizes or novelties were also sold out of old Johnson Smith & Company catalog as well as some other early novelty catalogs, also used in fortune telling sets, and some were also sold and used as board game parts. Many of these can be found factory painted, inked, or with no finish at all.
These trolley or streetcar prizes measure about 1-1/16'' x 3/4'' x 1/4''. They appear to be in excellent to near mint condition as pictured.