Champion Hardware Co. ca. 1930’s Cast Iron Motorcycle Cop with Sidecar for Sale *PENDING*
Champion Hardware Co. ca. 1930’s Cast Iron Motorcycle Cop with Sidecar
This ca. 1930’s cast iron motorcycle cop with sidecar was manufactured by Champion Hardware Co. of Geneva, Ohio.
The white rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age they have petrified and cracked. The right side wooden hub on the sidecar is cracked in the middle, but the tire is holding it together. All other wooden hubs are in good condition.
This Champion cast iron motorcycle cop with sidecar is in good all original condition with no breaks (other than the wooden hub mentioned previously), restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 6 ¼” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Champion Hardware Co. of Geneva, Ohio:
Champion Hardware Company was founded in 1883 in Geneva, Ohio by John and Ezra Hasenpflug. The company ran until 1954, but only produced toys from 1930 to 1936.
Champion Hardware specialized in cast iron transportation toys, banks and cap pistols. They also made cast iron parts for other leading toy manufacturers. (Thanks to Mark Schupska for information provided.)
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|