Doepke Rolybird
About Doepke Toys
Rolybird Photo Gallery
Rolybird Ads
At the New York Toy Fair in March
of 1955 the Charles William Doepke
Mfg. Co. introduced two "new
concepts in toy design;" the Rolybird
and the Yardbird.

The Rolybird was marketed as a
sidewalk toy with unique safety
features over other pedal toys of the
time. First, it had a very low center
or gravity making it almost
impossible for the driver to tip it over.

Second it's basic construction served
as a roll cage surrounding the
operator with safety.

The toy was well made - up to the
established high quality standards of
the Doepke Model Toys line.

Was it ever produced in quantity? No
one knows for sure. There are only a
few (less than a handful) known to
have survived.

The example pictured on the
following pages has been
RESTORED (by myself).  The colors
are as close as I could come using
the color ad shown at right. (Source
and date of this ad are unknown.)