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Antique ca. 1930’s Kenton Red Cast Iron & Steel Horse Drawn Stake Wagon with Driver for Sale

$158.00

Antique ca. 1930’s Kenton Cast Iron & Steel Horse Drawn Stake Wagon with Driver

We have for you a ca. 1930’s cast iron horse and stake wagon with two horses, a wagon, and a driver manufactured by Kenton Toys/ Kenton Hardware Co. of Kenton, Ohio.

This is a cast iron stake wagon with horses and driver. The wheels are on solidly and work as they should. The wagon bed bottom is made of sheet metal.

Our example of this cast iron stake wagon is in all original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. The paint is in great overall condition with the usual dust, patina, scratches, scuffs, surface rust and chips that are seen with age and play. It is approximately 10 ½” L. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.

 

 

A brief history of Kenton Toys/ Kenton Hardware Co. of Kenton, Ohio:

 

Kenton Hardware Co. of Kenton, Ohio was founded by F.M. Perkins (Patented line of refrigerator hardware). They operated from about 1890 to 1952.

Their specialty was toy production that began in 1894 with a line of horse-drawn fire equipment, banks, and toy stoves. The company was renamed Kenton Hardware in 1900 and then it became part of mammoth National Novelty Corp. merger in 1903 which continued its toy line under the name Wing Mfg. Co. Kenton was involved in several unsuccessful takeovers, until it eventually emerged as a separate unit, the Kenton Hardware Co., and again produced toys successfully from 1920-1935.

Kenton ceased production in 1952 and the assets were sold in 1953. The Littlestown Hardware & Foundry acquired many Kenton toy designs and marketed them under the brand “Utexiqual”. Littlestown eventually folded in 1982.

Modern collectors have to thank Kenton collector Robert Saylor and all of his tireless research on Kenton toys; his cataloging has immeasurably helped our hobby.

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Additional information

Weight 3.6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in