Gabriel Industries toys

First manufactured cast-iron toys like horse-drawn wagons and fire engines, but also made circus trains and cap guns. Toy model cars became the headliners in the 1930s.

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1894 and still exists. See also Hubley Mfg. Co.

Also known as: Lancaster Brand Iron Toys. John E. Hubley originally manufactured electric toy train equipment and parts. Purchased Safety Buggy Co. factory and moved to site in 1909.

By quickly converting to cheaper smaller toys during the Depression, they avoided financial woes experienced by many other toy companies. Iron shortages in WWII and commitments to fill war contracts did stop the toy division in 1942, until after the war. The name was later changed to Gabriel Industries and still existed as a division of CBS as of 1978.

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Comments (50)
Richard - October 9, 2021
We’re can I get rear lights for the ford a cars
No idea, it's difficult to find parts.
Michael - August 8, 2021
I'm trying to find information on a metal toy trailer that I found, on the bottom it has Hubley division Gabriel ind Inc Lancaster Penna 1753. Can you tell me anything about it?
Not sure, but you could also try my Hubley page to see if you can find yours: Hubley trailers.
Linda - July 31, 2021
Hi i have a rare hubley cast iron harley davison motobike with side car and figure. Ser. No. And hulbey stamp. Perfect condition.any idea of its value?
I really can't tell, but if you look here, maybe you can find yours: Hubley Harley Davidson.
Lee - April 25, 2021
I had a Hubley 1932 Chevy Couple that I made many years ago. It has disappeared and I would like another kit if any to be had.
You could try this page: Hubley Chevy 1932.
Bev - December 5, 2020
I have a Model A coupe metal kit, but has no instructions. Could I get a copy of them, if Possible?
Hi, you might be looking for this: Hubley Model A Coupe instructions.
Jay - September 23, 2020
Hi, can anybody tell me what this is please, or what it is from. I have searched all over the internet but can't find anything. It is made of plastic, many thanks
Trace - February 6, 2020
I have a Hubley 1969 Gabriel Industries Cement Truck. It has a small man figure in the cement mixer. Is this original to this item?
Probably not... Have a look here to see if you can find yours: Hubley Cement Trucks.
Karen - December 16, 2019
I have been looking for the 1980s Playskool Keys of Learning puzzle toy. The one my children had was a yellow plastic square with six different colored keys used to pop up the corresponding puzzle pieces. Although I found a few on Etsy, they were missing pieces or were in bad condition. I tried on Amazon but it seems this toy is no longer made. Is there any other place to try? Thank you
I found a few on eBay. I'm afraid most of them are in used condition, but maybe you can find a (near) new one here: Playskool Key of Learning.
Debbie - August 31, 2019
re: Porcelain Doll 1971 Signature CBS Inc Porcelain Doll with GARFINKEL-Henry signature on neck. Research on this doll leads me to Gabriel Industries a CBS's toy division. Can you provide me any information on this doll.Thank you
I searched high and low but can't find anything on your doll. Hopefully another visitor can shed more light on this. It probably depicts a movie or TV star.
Dave - September 12, 2017
Hi- I have a very rare Big G Hi-Way Transport Set. It has all 12 pieces including a Mobil Oil truck, Big G Hauling Co truck and trailer. All the trucks are tin and friction powered probably from late 50's to early 60's. It's a big set at 21.5" X 13 inches. The box is more like a sleeve where you can see the vehicles from the front and the back. It is new old stock. I have never seen another and I have looked all over the internet. Any info on this set? Value? Thank you,Dave Zurick
Hi Dave, can't find anything about this! Hope another visitor to this page can shed some light on your set. I'll keep you posted!
Mark - August 3, 2017
I have a Man from Uncle walkie talkie (circa 1966). I've had it since I was eleven yrs. old. Unfortunately, I only have the one, but it still works. I'm almost 63 yrs. old now, which means it's 52 yrs. old. What are your thoughts?
Without box and the other one I'm afraid it doesn't have much value. For reference, a couple of years ago there was a boxed set for sale on eBay for USD 50. Keep it and put it on display in your living room :)
Jack - July 27, 2017
I am looking for a set of Gabriel s j 1:18 tires. Anyone have them?
Pascal - January 7, 2017
bjour,je recherche la notice de montage pour une duesenberg sj n
Malheuresement, je n'ai pas.
Marion - June 7, 2016
I have a set of 4 plastic finger puppets. Winnie the Pooh, Owl, Piglet, and Tigger. I believe they were from the 70's. Can you tell me anything about them? Thank you.
Carol - April 19, 2016
I have a set of pieces that snap together to make people and animals. I have the sheet that shows how to put pieces together to make figure, but it doesn't have the name of the toy. Some of the pieces are stamped 'Gabriel Industries'Do you know what they are called?
Never heard of it, sounds like 'Kohner Loony Links', maybe Gabriel made parts for them?
Dale - April 16, 2016
I have a 1975 Gabriel Industries, inc. Elmwood Park, NJ First year busy driver first gear. Could you tell me what this is worth? Did it come with a key?
Lynda - March 13, 2016
I have a Gabriel Princess refrigerator No.8530 in the original box. Can you tell me about this toy? Thank you
Early 1970s, value around 20-30 USD.
Carrie - January 16, 2016
I'm looking for pieces to the GRIDLOCK Puzzle that was manufactured in 1981. Can I get: 2("B"); 1("C");1("E"); and 1("F")? Thank you.
I don't sell these unfortunately.
Bill - September 9, 2015
I am looking for the solution booklet for the Pythagoras Hi-Q puzzle game - 179 PUZZLES IN ONE. If you have the solution booklet or know where I can find it, I would much appreciate having one of the booklets. Many thanks.
Nancy - August 24, 2015
I would like to purchase (new or used) a wonderful toy that we had from you for our son back in 1982. It is called BUCKY THE WONDER HORSE WONDERSOUNDS RIDING TOY. It was white, with a blue mane and tail, red saddleseat and yellow wheels. It was my son's absolute favorite toy and I would love to get one for his first baby boy.Please advise. Thank you for your help. Nancy Gross
Hi Nancy, check ebay regularly. At this moment I can't find one, they are difficult to find. Also check this Bucky the Wonder Horse Facebook page.
Stephen - April 6, 2015
I have a Child Guidance "Poppin' Pals" that we originally bought for our children. It is currently a very cherished toy for our grandchildren. Two of the flexing release mechanisms recently broke. How can I purchase replacements?
I think this will be difficult since they are so old. Maybe DIY something or purchase another one for parts: Gabriel Poppin' Pals
Jon - March 5, 2015
I have an old set of Gabriel Industries Commando Walkie Talkie GI-025 radios that are in pretty good shape. I was simply looking for more information about them. What year they were manufactured, where, etc. If they're old enough we may donate them to a local museum.
Mid 1960s, I don't know where they were manufactured. On eBay a set was sold for around 100 USD but another set didn't get sold and had a starting price of 10 USD.
Allen - January 29, 2015
I am looking for the solution booklet for the Pythagoras Hi-Q puzzle game. The game was made by Gabriel and then by Ideal - and possibly licensed to other manufacturers along the way, but they are all the same puzzle game, so the solution booklet would apply to all of them. If you have the solution booklet or know where I can find it, I would much appreciate having one of the booklets. Thanks.
Chris - January 20, 2015
I'm looking for replacement springs for a Gabriel Wonder Rocking horse...please advise.
Ken - November 29, 2014
How can I get parts for a Wonder 4-Alarm fire engine? Thanks
I am trying looking for it but I can't find the toy... is it a 'ride on' from Gabriel Industries or is the brandname 'Wonder'?
Deanna - October 31, 2014
Would I be able to purchase an extra set of pegs for an old game that has been stored for many years called Trouble?
I am afraid it will be difficult to find them seperately. Maybe you could try looking for a cheap, (in)complete game: Gabriel Trouble.
Bob - August 24, 2014
I am looking for hubcaps for some of my Hubley trucks and trailers. These are the metal ones with the red diamond shape in the middle. If anyone knows where to buy these I would appreciate the info. Thanks and happy collecting.
Sandy - August 23, 2014
am looking for the solutions book for gridlock hi-q about 1981
Kevin - October 5, 2013
I'm looking for a Tsukuda's Square puzzle game made by Gabriel - do you have any idea where I could find one? Thanks!
Also known as "It", 4x4 Four By Four Puzzle. Find more info about this game on this page. Maybe the game has more different names. Search my website regulary for: gabriel puzzle, maybe someday one will show up.
Frank - August 6, 2013
My grandson received an erector set as a gift. Some of the
6251 are missing(?) I would like to acquire some extra pieces for him. He is currently building the lift truck item. How much for extra 6101 thru 6312? @ I don't have them, better try searching for : Gilbert erector sets on this website, there are many for sale, maybe some for parts.
Roger - August 2, 2013
Any idea where I can get a replacement spring for a 1970"s "wonder" rocking horse
Since they are not made anymore, it will be difficult to obtain an original one. The springs look pretty universal though... I can't imagine you cannot find these kinds of springs in a metal DIY shop or something similar.
Karla - June 3, 2013
How can I get replacement parachutes for Chutes Away? Not much fun without them.
Have a look on the Chutes Away page, maybe they'll show up.
Mary - February 19, 2013
I have a 1981 Sesame Street plastic train set. I was looking for parts such as the caboose and Elmo, Cookie Monster. Are they still available?
Maybe if you search for gabriel sesame street you'll find some.
Bill - February 14, 2013
I have a 1969 cement mixer (Metal). Do you have any information on this item?
Not much really... The Gabriel Industries (Hubley) cement mixer truck from 1969 has a value of between 5 and 15 dollars, depending state. Maybe more with original box.
Roy - February 6, 2013
I am looking for the solution sheet for a game entitled "Pythagoras". Game was made in 1977. It contains 7 geometic shapes which can be reshaped into 179 different shapes. Do you still carry the solution sheet? I am interested in securing a copy.
Mike - January 5, 2013
I was given a 1914 model T Chemical Hose Truck from my father in-law. I need 2 replacement parts. #67 (tie-rod) and #45 (rear stabilizer). Are these parts still availible?
I think its difficult to obtain parts for these kits. Sometimes there are kits for sale on eBay, so you can complete your kit. There is one for sale right now. Maybe a bit overpriced, so come back now and then to this page to see if another one pops up. Since Gabriel Industries ceased, JLE (ERTL) took production over with the same molds, so you also can try your luck with looking for JLE kits.
Fred - December 26, 2012
I have a 1932 Chevrolet Phaeton made by your company. It is missing the right body side. Is it still available? It is metal.
I am afraid that will be difficult. You can try and locate another Gabriel Hubley Chevrolet and use those parts.
Lorne - September 11, 2012
Looking for cockpit an canope for die cast plane, hell cat #495 and propeller kiddie toy lancaster P A can you help me out please Lorne
It is very difficult to find parts, but is not impossible! Sometimes you can also have parts reproduced. You can ask for example this toy repair company.
William - May 21, 2012
I have a Gabriel snub nose cap gun. It's gray metal
Dorothy - April 29, 2012
I'm trying to find the game called Gridlock made by Gabriel. I can't find it anywhere I search. Please help if you know where I can get it.
Difficult to find. Ideal also made these games, not only Gabriel Industries. You also might try to search for Hi-Q Collection games.
Carmen - November 8, 2011
I have a Lone Ranger and Tonto on their horses with fullclothing and guns etc. made by your company, want can I do with the pair. The top of the horse is about 13"The men 15" with cowboy hat.These are your action toys.and they are in perfect shape, Thank You, Carmen
You can try and sell them through eBay.
Marionball - October 25, 2011
I need replacement spring and plastic handle for wonderhorse
Pat - August 8, 2011
I am looking for a Gabriel Musical Busy Box. Can you tell me where I can get one? Thank you,Pat
Search for: Gabriel Busy Box on this website and you'll find a few.
Diane - June 11, 2011
Looking for Gabriel Toys "Lassie's Farm" playset. This is a LARGE set, not small. Please contact me if you have one to sell. Thank you!! :)
You can try and search for : Lassie Farm on this website.
Jeremy - April 3, 2011
yes i have a gabriel industries 1979 big bird busy puzzle what would it b worth today.
Depends on state and demand, I think best is to have an eye on ebay to see something like this will show up for sale.
Bob - November 17, 2010
I bought a model a station wagon kit at a garage's missing a few parts. Can you help replace what ismissing?
Chris - October 13, 2010
I have a 3 piece Raggedy Ann kitchen set from 1970 made by Gabriel Industries. It has the box and has the sink, stove and refrigerator. I cant find any info on it and was wondering if yu could help.
Beverly - October 10, 2010
I have a Secret Agent bright plated pocket repeater 50 shot toy gun #28704 in mint condition in original packaging. Could you tell me how much this could be worth?

Thank you
Jimmy - September 11, 2010
I have an airplane with the number N145GA on the wing with the date of 1977 gabriel industries inc.Lancaster Pa. on it I was wondering if I hav e a collectors item or if you could tell me what its worth.
Robert - September 10, 2010
How can I get parts for one of your model kits the kit is SJ Duesenberg #4864