: This cast-iron ice wagon with a team of horses was made by the Kenton Hardware Company in Ohio. It measures 5" by 12" by 3" (12 by 31 by 7 cm). Cast-iron toys were all the rage among American children during this era. These toys were described by the company as "perfectly safe for any child to enjoy." The Kenton Hardware Company was promoted as "the largest factory in the USA exclusively making cast iron toys" at the turn of the twentieth century. One of Hardin County's largest employers, the factory produced a variety of toys that were miniature versions of fire engines, circus wagons, carriages, banks, trains, and stoves. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1470_1533986_001 Subjects
: Arts and Entertainment; Business and Labor; Daily Life; Toys; Toy industry; Horses; Carriages & coaches; Carts & wagons Places
: Kenton (Ohio); Hardin County (Ohio)