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Toy Car

Toy Car

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Description
The Kenton Hardware Company of Kenton, Ohio produced this cast-iron toy car in 1929. The blue sedan-style car has a red stripe across the side. 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.
Object Name
Toy, Automobile
toy, auto
date made
1929
maker
Kenton Hardware Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Kenton
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ID Number
1971.295669.920
accession number
295669
catalog number
295669.920
Credit Line
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Collection of American Toys
subject
Toys
Automobiles
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
America on the Move
Transportation
Exhibition
America on The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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