Dent Extremely Rare Cast Iron Junior Supply Co. New York to Philadelphia Truck 16″ *SOLD*

Dent Extremely Rare Cast Iron Junior Supply Co. New York to Philadelphia Truck 16″

This is an extremely special Dent Hardware Junior Supply Co. New York to Philadelphia cast iron truck. The driver and toy appear to be all original survivors with proper early casting details; the toy is very substantial and sought after. A latch is present on the tailgate. There is moderate chipping with proper aging. The Dent tag is present along with add-on Don Kauffman license plate embellishments. The toy measures an immense 16″ L by 6.5″ H. It’s a top toy in the cast iron world and likely the largest Mack Trucks toy in iron.



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 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 6 in