Remarkable Ohio


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10-33 Kenton Hardware Company

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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Country Connection Club and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Near 350 W. Espy Street, 
Location: OH 67 West
Latitude: 40.6390813
Longitude: -83.6145403