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Dent Cast Iron Cars and Trucks

Through good fortinue as of late, we have been able to enjoy toys made by the American cast iron company Dent.  Dent’s history is one of preciseness, success,  and then an end to the toy production. Dent Hardware Co. Fullerton, Pennsylvania 1895-1937 ( continued to manufacture cold storage hardware until 1937). Founder: Henry H. Dent, with…

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Hubley Cast Iron Toys

The Hubley Manufacturing Company was first incorporated in 1894 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania by John Hubley. The first Hubley toys appeared in 1909 and were made of cast-iron, with themes that ranged from horse-drawn vehicles and different breeds of dogs, to tractors, steam shovels, horses, banks, and guns. Hubley’s main competition in the early years was Arcade as well as a bit from A.C. Williams.

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Cast Iron Toys

Collecting cast iron toys has been mostly associated with American toy collectors.  As such, I wanted to assemble some cast iron toy photos for everyone and to make the site more popular with the search engines.  Here are some highlight photos to share.  You will notice the wide variety of shapes and sizes.  Prices tend…

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Cast Iron Toys and Antique cast iron

Cast iron toy collecting Cast iron toy collecting seems to consistently create a love hate relationship.  Love them for beauty; hate them for rarity.  Love them for the history; hate them because the historic ones don’t get offered for sale often.  Love them for their craftsmanship; hate them when you get a bootleg cast iron.…

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Arcade Taxi with Number 9

Here we go again with another interesting Arcade cast iron find.  This time the taxi has “No. 9” marked on the door and is also a custom run. The unearthed toy came from Florida of all places.  It also came with a postage stamp commemorating the toy in the early 2000’s. More details to come,…

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Antique Tin Toy Plane by Modern Toys Japan

  Every once in a while toy collecting will surprise you.  One can study older toy catalogs, read books, visit shows, and then believe you have a grasp on what was made.  Then there is that new find. Granted, new toy finds for me aren’t necessarily new to others, but this toy didn’t show up…

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