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Jones & Bixler Cast Iron #42 Train for Sale


Jones & Bixler Cast Iron #42 Train

Fresh from an Indiana barn, this Jones and Bixler cast iron train rates as “Very Rare” in Rick Ralston’s Cast Iron Train book.  The train was sold with what Mr. Ralston identified as a Hubley car behind.  He noted it to be paired by the distributers.

Our best guess is that the train is from about 1905 or a toy over 110 years old.

Condition on the main 0-4-0 engine is Good used with chipping on the roof and play wear.  It has a hole up front and a string attached.  This was a kids pull toy and all wheel bottoms are chipped and then a dark black (completely proper and authentic).  The coupler is a replacement.

The aft car in red is good with about 70% or more paint and bright.

This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 8 ¾” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.  


A brief history of Jones & Bixler, Co. Freemansburg, Pennsylvania:

1899 – 1914

Founder: Charles A. Jones and Louis S. Bixler

Specialty: “Red Devil Line” of cast-iron auto toys (introduced in 1903, when J & B became part of National Novelty Corp.). From 1909-1913, J & B and Kenton Hardware (which also became part of National Novelty toy trust) produced toys that were indistinguishable from each other.


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Additional information

Weight 1.75 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 6 in
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