Murray Ohio Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1910 by J. W. Murray in Detroit. After 1919 production continued at a new site in Cleveland. By 1923, Murray was making toy cars using the same steel and manufacturing methods, used to produce (full-size) parts for cars.

Before the 2nd World War, Murray used the name Steelcraft Wheel Goods to market their toys. It wasn't until after the WW2 that they started to use the name Murray.

See also Steelcraft.

Murray value and price guide

What's your 'Murray' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):

Picture Title Date sold Price
1960's Atkins Wildcat Pace Car Pedal Car 07/2019 $299.99
Pedal Car 1941 Pontiac Steelcraft 05/2019 $895.00
Original Unrestored 1960s Pursuit 07/2019 $750.00
Pedal Car 1948 Pontiac Fire Chief City 07/2019 $550.00
1960s Original Fire Truck Pedal Car 04/2019 $650.00
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Murray forum (7 comments)

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Ed - May 5, 2019

I am repairing what I think is a 1955 murray sad face fire truck. I was wondering if u know the size of the wheels that came with the truck and is there any place in canada I can purchase them. Thank u in advance Ed
►reply: No idea Ed, sorry. You could look at some pics to get an idea, see: Murray Sad Face or ask speedwaymotors, also if they know anyone in Canada. Fortunately, most part sellers also ship to CA.

Miguel - December 17, 2018

some one must know where I can find this stencil
►reply: Hi, looking for decals? Look here: Murray decals or Murray 91801077.

Cindy - March 13, 2018

I need help with the steering linkage for an airplane. I only have the rod connected to the back tire. Can someone help me with the linkage set up?

Linda - September 18, 2017

I am looking for the bell that goes on the front of a Fire Dept N.288 fire truck
►reply: Some people sell pedal car bells but don't know to which original car it belonged. So if you search for: pedal car bell on this site you might find one...

Don - July 20, 2017

Restoring my dtr's Murray tricycle from ~1975 as a memento. Need pedals. They were simple plastic ones that slide onto rod and secured with one-way clip. Any suggestions?I will resort to making with wood if necessary but prefer matching better.
►reply: You can try to find parts on eBay: Murray tricycle parts or take a look at this site for parts.

Glenn - September 29, 2016

looking for front forks for atomic missile also left side chain guard
►reply: You can try and find an old one for spare parts.

Riccardo - June 2, 2012

I am restoring a Murray dump trac. I need the dump lever assembly, tailgate, green paint, decals and the fiber seat. Can you help me locate these parts?
►reply: It is always difficult to find parts of old pedal cars, but I found this website on Murray parts.