Rare and original, 1920's Cast Iron, Fire Engine / Ladder Truck manufactured by the Kenton Hardware Co. This wonderful, Cast Iron Fire Engine / Ladder Truck measures approx. 10 1/2” long overall by 4" tall (to the top of the integrally cast driver's head) and 2 3/8" wide. The Fire Truck retains a significant amount of its original surface paint.
The surface paint on the Ladder Truck is 100% original and has never been touched up, repainted, restored or altered in any way. The Fire Engine retains one of its original, nickel plated ladder racks, one of its original tin ladders and has solid, cast iron disc wheels. There is one replacement ladder rack present and there is no second ladder.
Founded in 1890 the Kenton Lock Manufacturing Co. began producing toys in 1894 with a line of horse-drawn fire equipment, banks, and toy stoves. Renamed Kenton Hardware in 1900, the company became part of mammoth the National Novelty Corp. merger in 1903 and continued its toy line under the name Wing Mfg. Co. Involved in several unsuccessful takeovers, Kenton eventually emerged as a separate unit, the Kenton Hardware Co., and again produced toys successfully from 1920-1935.
This wonderful, 1920's, Ladder Truck / Fire Engine is in very good condition. The surface paint is 100% original and has never been repainted, touched-up, restored or altered in any way. The Ladder Truck retain approx. 75% of its original surface paint and all four wheels are original. As stated above the Truck retains one of its original ladder racks (the other is a recast) and one of its two original tin ladders. Please see the numerous scans below for a good indication of the condition of this very attractive and very well preserved Cast Iron Toy.
A rare and very attractive, 1920's Kenton Cast Iron Toy, Ladder Truck / Fire Engine and a fantastic addition to any Collection!!!
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