Dent Hardware Co Vehicles-Buses New York - Chicacgo

Item number: New York - Chicacgo (45297)

Intern number: 45297

Category: Dent Hardware Co

no sale

Manufacturer: Dent Hardware Co

Kind of Toys:
Tin Vehicles-Buses

New York - Chicacgo

ca. 1930s

Size (LxWxH in inch):

Size (LxWxH in cm):
25,5 26,7 cm

Results: (see also our FAQ: E=Ebay; D= Sale; B=Auction) (Z= Condition)
B Z1- 2.396,50 2011; B Z1- 1.231,50 2016


Dent Hardware created some of the finest automotive toys during the 1930`s! This company produced toys in cast iron as well as aluminum such as is the case with this example. It was much cheaper to ship aluminum(weight was far less) and they were actually easier to produce however consumers still preferred cast iron over cast aluminum toys. This toy was a replica in miniature form of a real bus that had a route between New York City and Chicago. Interestingly the factory catalog specifies that various vibrant colors were utilized but this specific toy has only been found in orange.. In the 1950`s Colbert Hegarty, an old time bank/toy collector from western Pennsylvania, purchased a large quantity of Dent toys from the Dent factory. These toys had been stored, by Richard Dent before he went off to fight in WWII, on the 2nd floor in one of the three steam ovens that were used to “dry” the paint after they had been painted. More than likely this bus was one of those toys and it still has its original factory sample tag. Twin motor coach, orange painted body with black roof. Embossed "New York - Chicago" on sides. Detailed molding and nickel disc wheels with painted centers. With sample tag #3648
Second bus comes with Dent Hardware Co. sample tag #1648

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Picture from: Morphy Auctions 2000 North Reading Road Denver PA 17517 USA phone: 1-717-335-3435

dent hardware co 1648 cast iron toy bus twin motor coach orange

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