A Peek Inside Santa’s Sack: Vintage Cast Iron Toys at the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

A Peek Inside Santa’s Sack: Vintage Cast Iron Toys

November 12, 2013–January 5, 2014 D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts » Second Floor

Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Second Floor

Highly collectable, vintage cast iron toys including fire trucks, horse-drawn carriages and  emergency vehicles, airplanes, toy trains and miniature wood and coal stoves.

Cast-iron was a common toy material from the 1870s until World War II, one ideally suited for mass-production since the molds could be used thousands of times over. Some of the most popular cast iron toys were made by three toy-makers: Kenton, Hubley and Arcade Manufacturing Companies, all of which are represented in the exhibit. These unique playthings continue to be popular among antique collectors to the present day.

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