Ives Cast Iron Horse Drawn Phoenix Hook & Ladder Fire Wagon 29″ *COMING TO AUCTION JAN 2024*
Ives Cast Iron Horse Drawn Phoenix Hook & Ladder Fire Wagon 29″
We have for you a cast iron horse-drawn Phoenix hook and ladder fire wagon that was manufactured by Ives Manufacturing Company/Ives, Blakeslee & Williams Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
This piece is in great condition for its age. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 29″ L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Ives Manufacturing Company of Plymouth/Bridgeport, Connecticut:
Founder: Edward R. Ives
1868 – 1932
E.R. Ives & Co. of Plymouth, Connecticut
1868 – 1870
Specialty: Originally made baskets and hot air toys.
Ives, Blakeslee, & Williams Co. 1872 – 1932
Specialty: Ives joined in partnership with his brother-in-law Cornelius Blakeslee. Ives moved to Bridgeport in 1870; by the 1880s, they were leaders in superb clockwork toys designed by Jerome Secor, Nathan Warner, and Arthur Hotchkiss. Ives also acted as a jobber for other toy manufacturers` toys. The firm filed for bankruptcy in 1929, another victim of the Depression. Lionel took over the company at that time, and the name Ives and Blakeslee remained until 1931.
|Dimensions||16 × 12 × 12 in|