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George W. Brown & Co. Antique Tin Hand Painted Horse Drawn Milk Wagon for Sale


George W. Brown & Co. Antique Tin Hand Painted Horse Drawn Milk Wagon

We have for you a very scarce piece manufactured by George W. Brown & Co. of Forestville, Connecticut. This tin hand-painted horse-drawn milk wagon was part of Hal Mathers’ toy collection and we are proud to have gotten to spend time admiring it and now to offer it to you for your collection.

This piece, as noted when we acquired it, has had some restoration and the milk cans are an addition and may not be original. This is a beautiful piece and a true survivor for such delicate tin. This displays amazingly and would be a great addition to any toy collector’s collection.

For its age, this piece is in great condition with no breaks. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that is to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 14″ L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.



A brief history of George W. Brown & Co. of Forestville, Connecticut:

1856 – 1880

Merged with J. & E. Stevens in 1868

Founder: George W. Brown and Chauncey Goodrich

Specialty: First manufacturer to produce toys with clockwork mechanisms. Beginning perhaps as early as 1850. Known for classic boats, vehicles, animal platforms toys, dancing figures, and hoop bell toys fashioned in painted tin. 

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Additional information

Weight 2.6 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 12 in
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