KENTON Cast Iron Bank Of Industry Safe Red RARE Antique Excellent Condition!
A really cool Kenton Cast Iron safe, with Nickel plated front door, from the 1900s! Measures 5.5" x 4.5" x 4.5", weighing 2.5 pounds. In great condition with paint still intact and some wear and scuffs from age. Please examine images to view condition! The nickel plated surface finish is 98% + intact, NEAR MINT Has KENTON BRAND embossed on the bottom. There are no cracks, chips, breaks, repairs or damage of any kind other than any stated. The lock appears to work if you spin it just right. The seams are tight, the pieces align well, has the original screw.
These were produced by Kenton Hardware Co from 1900 till 1932. It's # 65 in the Kenton catalog. Kenton Hardware Co. was founded by F.M. Perkins in 1890 in Kenton , Ohio . Toy production began in 1894 with a line of horse-drawn fire equipment, banks, and toy stoves. Renamed Kenton Hardware in 1900. Became part of mammoth National Novelty Corp. merger in 1903, it continued its toy line under the name Wing Mfg. Co. Involved in several unsuccessful takeovers, it eventually emerged as a separate unit, the Kenton Hardware Co., and again produced toys successfully from 1920-1935. Kenton ceased production in 1952 and assets were sold in 1953. The Littlestown Hardware & Foundry acquired many Kenton toy designs and marketed them under the brand "Utexiqual". Littlestown folded in 1982.