Here, at last, is a long-awaited reference for collectors of cast iron toy cook stoves and ranges. This comprehensive book covers a century of toys, from the 1840s to the 1940s from both major manufacturers of full size stoves and ranges and toy manufacturers. Included are stoves and ranges produced by Kenton Hardware Co., Hubley Manufacturing Co., Dent Hardware Co., Ideal Manufacturing Co., Majestic Manufacturing Co., J. & E. Stevens Co., as well as the Philadelphia Stove Works, Orr, Painter and Co., and many others. Over 400 examples are shown, alphabetically arranged, displaying many of the most sought-after models including the Acme, Buck’s, Charter Oak, Daisy, Model, Waldorf, Zenda and everything in between!
The A to Z alphabetical format gives readers quick identification of toy stoves and ranges by name, while the Index, organized by manufacturer, provides a consolidated cross-reference. Collectors wishing to expand beyond the central theme of cast iron toy stoves and ranges will find useful chapters on go-withs, and complementary fields of collecting.
Each caption includes description, size, manufacturer, and current market value. This invaluable reference will delight and inspire toy collectors worldwide.