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Dent ca. 1910 Cast Iron No. 78-3 Three Horse Hose Carriage 18.5″ *COMING TO AUCTION JAN 2024*

Dent ca. 1910 Cast Iron No. 78-3 Three Horse Hose Carriage 18.5

This is a beautiful ca. 1910 cast iron n0. 78-3 three-horse hose carriage fire engine that was manufactured by Dent Hardware Co. of Fullerton, Pennsylvania. 

This is approximately 18 ½” L.


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A brief history of Dent Hardware Co. Fullerton, Pennsylvania:   

In 1894, three men formed Dent Hardware Co. in Newark, New Jersey, and shortly after moved to Fullerton, PA. The partners were Mr. Kaiser, Mr. Newhard, and Mr. Dent, the grandfather of the founder of Dent Manufacturing.   

They ran a very successful company and during the 1920s were the nation’s leading manufacturer of refrigeration ‘Ice Boxes’. The company was also a major manufacturer of iron children’s toys. At its peak in the 1920s, Dent Hardware Co. employed over 400 people.   

In 1955, the Dent’s sold out to the Newhard’s and founded Dent Manufacturing Inc. in Northampton, PA. The manufacturing facility was built in three stages, in 1956, 1960, and 1962, growing to a size of 22,000 square feet.   

Dent Manufacturing Inc. was owned and managed by Henry H. Dent and William Swope, a pattern maker and owner of Swope & Bartholomew Pattern Shop.   

In 1972, Douglas Dodge of Syracuse, NY joined Dent Manufacturing in an engineering position and became General Manager in 1975.   

In 1985, Henry Dent sold Dent Manufacturing to the Dodge Family and a small portion of the company to several employee and supplier stockholders.   

In 2007, Dent Manufacturing restructured the company under the name Dent Design Hardware.   

In 2009, Dent Design Hardware revamped its online shopping platform. Customers can find and buy hinges, handles, magnetic door hardware, pull handles, latches, traps, ventilators, and related accessories — all from their computer! 

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in
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