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  • 10-33 Photo of the Marker 10-33 Photo of the Marker
  • 10-33 The Marker in front what looks like a newer addition to the factory. 10-33 The Marker in front what looks like a newer addition to the factory.
  • 10-33 Photo of the older part of the Kenton Hardware Company. 10-33 Photo of the older part of the Kenton Hardware Company.
  • 10-33 Gene Autry Park in downtown Kenton honors Gene Autry, the Gene Autry Cap Pistol, and Kenton Hardware Company. 10-33 Gene Autry Park in downtown Kenton honors Gene Autry, the Gene Autry Cap Pistol, and Kenton Hardware Company.
  • 10-33 When times were tough during The Great Depression, the cap pistol revived the economy of the area, hence, the love of Gene Autry in the Kenton area. 10-33 When times were tough during The Great Depression, the cap pistol revived the economy of the area, hence, the love of Gene Autry in the Kenton area.
  • 10-33 Commemorates a visit by Gene Autry to Kenton. 10-33 Commemorates a visit by Gene Autry to Kenton.
  • 10-33 Looking at Sign in front of railroad tracks 10-33 Looking at Sign in front of railroad tracks
  • 10-33 Company that was in the building.  Company is now closed 10-33 Company that was in the building. Company is now closed
  • 10-33 Kenton Hardware Company Cast-Iron Toy 10-33 Kenton Hardware Company Cast-Iron Toy
Title, side A
Kenton Hardware Company
Text, side A
First organized as the Kenton Lock Manufacturing Company in 1890, the Kenton Hardware Company became one of the world's largest cast iron toy factories. Under the management of L.S. Bixler, toy stoves, banks, fire company outfits, horse drawn vehicles, automobiles and cap pistols were produced. The immensely popular Gene Autry cap pistol was produced at this plant beginning in 1938. The Company ceased production in 1952 but Kenton toys continue to be popular collectors items worldwide.
Address
near 350 W. Espy Street
Kenton, OH 43326
Location
SR 67 West
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.639067, Longitude: -83.614500.
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