Wilkins Toy Co. ca. 1910 Cast Iron No. 147 City Dray Beer Barrel Wagon for Sale
Wilkins Toy Co. ca. 1910 Cast Iron No. 147 City Dray Beer Barrel Wagon
We have for you this ca, 1910 beautifully professionally restored no. 147 city dray that was manufactured by Wilkins Toy Co. of Keene, New Hampshire.
This is a beautiful statement piece.
This piece is in professionally restored condition. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from display and handling. This is approximately 22″ L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine the quality and condition.
A brief history of Wilkins Toy Co. of Keene, New Hampshire:
1890 – 1919 (see also Kingsbury)
Founder: James S. Wilkins
Specialty: One of the earliest manufacturers to produce toy automobiles, circa 1895. Another Keene, New Hampshire, firm, headed by Henry T. Kingsbury, bought out Wilkins that same year, but the toy line carried the Wilkins name and trademark until 1919.
A brief history of Kingsbury Mfg. Co. (also see Wilkins Toy Co.) of Keene, New Hampshire:
1919 – 1942
Wilkins Toy Co.
Founder: Harry T. Kingsbury
Specialty: In 1895 Harry T. Kingsbury bought Wilkins and combined it with the Clipper Machine Works, which specialized in farm equipment. In the early 1900s, toy automobiles were introduced to the company line. The Wilkins line was dropped following WWI in favor of Kingsbury, which was by now an established name in the field. Kingsbury specialized in copying famous models of aircraft and assembly-line trucks and buses. WWII saw Kingsbury shifting to war contracts and never returning again to toy production. All production equipment was sold to Keystone in Boston. The company still exists but as Kingsbury Machine Tool Division, a subcontractor for such giants as IBM, General Motors, and GE.
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|Dimensions||25 × 12 × 12 in|