Established in the 1890s in Kenton, Ohio, the Kenton Hardware Company produced locks, hardware, and toys. Cast-iron toy stoves quickly became a mainstay of the company's toy selection. Popular models included the "Daisy," "Beauty," "National," and the "Royal" line. By the 1930s, Kenton surpassed Hubley and Arcade, two giants in the cast-iron toy stove industry, in the diversity of types and styles of stoves offered. This large, nickel-plated Kenton "Globe" stove has six burners and a reservoir, a backpiece with teapot and warming shelves, three opening doors, a working damper, and a detachable side hearth. It also includes a kettle, a teapot, and a coal scuttle.
|Manufacturer||Kenton Hardware Co.|
|Material||cast iron | nickel-plate | steel | tin | sheet metal|
|Style||coal | wood|
|Credit Line||Gift of Janice Currie|
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