Toy Double-Decker Bus

Description
The Kenton Hardware Company of Kenton, Ohio made this cast-iron double decker bus toy during the 1920s. The bus is green and orange with stairs on the outside, and an open top deck. Kenton was one of the major manufacturers of cast iron toys, and auto-related toys were one of their big sellers. Originally called the Kenton Lock Manufacturing Co., this Ohio firm made its first cast iron toy (a bank) in 1893. Kenton began making toy cars in 1903.
ID Number
1971.295669.090
accession number
295669
catalog number
295669.090
Credit Line
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Collection of American Toys
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
America on the Move
Transportation
Exhibition
AOTM
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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