Oversized Hook and Ladder Fire Truck by Dent Company, Pennsylvania, circa 1908 For Sale
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Oversized Hook and Ladder Fire Truck by Dent Company, Pennsylvania, circa 1908

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An opportunity to purchase a special, spectacular, one of a kind condition, three horse drawn fire engine ladder truck, with horses in full gallop, in realistic articulated motion when pulled or pushed along the floor; manufactured by The Dent Hardware Company in 1905-1910. Company was located in Fullerton, Pennsylvania having opened up in 1895; known for high quality cast iron children's toys. This piece is hand painted cast iron in completely original near mint condition. Since it was a floor toy it is almost impossible to find complete with all the pieces, let alone in this type of condition. It was probably never played with; perhaps unsold stock from the Dent factory. Consists of: 3 horse version with original two butterscotch color horses and one whitish/grey horse 5 original removable wooden, yellow painted ladders Original three horses Original two removable figures Condition is all original with all original paint Near mint Provenance: Ferdinand Weider 1940s (Leading toy collector of the 1940s-1960s; Berkeley, California. Clive Devenish 1980s (From my personal collection purchased directly from the daughter and estate of Ferdinand Weider)  

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  • Creator
    Dent Hardware Company (Manufacturer)
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1908
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastIron
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Near mint. One of the best examples extant.
  • Dimensions
    H 9.5 in. x W 6 in. x D 27 in.H 24.13 cm x W 15.24 cm x D 68.58 cm
  • Seller Location
    Incline Village, NV
  • Reference Number
    LU973211734131
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