Steelcraft toys were made by Murray Ohio Manufacturing Co., a Cleveland firm that opened in 1919 to make parts for that recent invention, the automobile. By 1923, Murray also was making toy cars using the steel and production methods it used to manufacture full-size car parts. The toys were marketed as Steelcraft Wheel Goods.

This diversity helped Murray survive the Depression. The company's pedal cars, airplanes, coaster wagons, bicycles and smaller wheeled toys were marked 'Steelcraft', the identification seen by today's collector.

Murray has made many other products, including lawn mowers and tractors. It even made special-order toy trucks that looked like a customer's full-size delivery trucks.

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Comments (11)
Dan - March 11, 2020
Did steelcraft make any planes with a 30" wingspan?
Not sure, I saw a 24" Steelcraft NX 130 airplane, and a 27" one called "The Right Plane" but I can't tell for sure if they made bigger ones. Have a look here and maybe you'll find a few: Steelcraft Airplanes.
Elizabeth - February 17, 2020
excited about this forum!
Great to hear! It's not fully functional yet like a proper forum, but stay tuned... ;-)
Richard - November 14, 2019
Owner of awardwinning fully restored 1926 Steel Craft Buick
Tom - November 12, 2019
Looking for info. 1940s art deco murray streamline wagon with air filled tires and looks like indian head decals on side. Need new tires for it to restore...
Mike - October 23, 2019
Did some more research and the Steelcraft bus was only beige and orange. Sometimes the beige can look grey on the computer screen. Never red and white that’s a custom paint job and not correct.
Great, thanks for the extra info Mike!
Mike - October 18, 2019
What colors were used on the 1940 Steelcraft bus. NY to SF that one. I’ve seen grey and orange. Did they ever use beige in place of grey. Thank you. Mike
Good question! I just had a look here: Steelcraft bus 1940 and I only see a grey-orange and white-red one. There are also a few on Google Images.
John - November 19, 2018
I would like to know if the Steelcraft Macon white zeppelin with a light in front had a battery cover. I have only seen that model without the cover. Thank you
There were two models, one with and one without light bulb. I think the one with the light bulb didn't have a cover. Maybe the little handle near or in the battery compartment is for turning the light on and off (by moving the battery from and to the contacts) or to keep the battery in its place. Not sure though. Rare toy and very collectible.
Tom - June 16, 2016
I'm looking for parts for a Steelcraft Marion Steam Shovel, specifically the "boom" and the supports that attach it to the roof. does anyone reproduce those bits ? thanks !
Keith - December 13, 2014
I have a very old pedal plane Steelcraft Pursuit Plane that is in 100% original condition. How do I truly identify its age.
Better ask the experts at
Natalie - March 23, 2013
Do you know where to get replacement parts for old toys as in wheels for Keystone of Steelcraft? Even new replacements. Thank you
Vic - October 13, 2012
Do you have any pictures of a 1930's Steelcraft Playboy Zephyr wagon. I can't find any
Did you try Google images?