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Kilgore Manufacturing Co. Red Cast Iron Fire Engine Ladder Truck 5″ for Sale


Kilgore Manufacturing Co. Red Cast Iron Fire Engine Ladder Truck 5″

This red cast iron fire engine ladder truck was manufactured by Kilgore Manufacturing Company of Westerville, Ohio. 

The white rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age, they may have petrified, discolored, warped, and/or cracked.

This Kilgore cast iron fire ladder truck is in great all original condition with no breaks, 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 5″ L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition. 



A brief history of Kilgore Mfg. Co. of Westerville, Ohio:

1920s – 1985

Slogan “Toys That Last”

Specialty: Originated in 1925 with the purchase of George D. Wanner Co., who made a brand of kites called “E-Z-Fly”. Its merger with Andes Foundry and the Federal Toy Co, in 1925 under the aegis of American Toy Co. In 1928, Kilgore introduced cast iron cars, trucks, and fire engines, including cast-iron cannons, cap guns, and toy paper caps. Butler Brothers became its biggest distributor. The company moved to Toone Tennessee in 1961 and remained in the cap gun and signal flare business until 1985.

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 1.75 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 6 in