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Rare and original, ca1900, Cast Iron, 3 Horse, Hook and Ladder Fire Truck manufactured by the Hubley Manufacturing Company of .Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This early, Cast Iron Fire Engine / Ladder Wagon measures 19” long overall x 7" tall (to the top of its ladder racks) x 3 1/2" wide.
The Ladder Wagon is drawn by a team of three, separately cast horses which are black with gold gilt trimmed harnesses. The Ladder Truck features a red yoke and front wheel assembly, matching red rear wheels and ladder racks and a white ladder wagon. The Ladder Wagon retains its original, removable cast iron Driver but has a replaced rear driver and three, replaced, cast lead ladders (painted yellow). This wonderful, Cast Iron Toy came to us as part of a small collection of die cast and cast iron toys that we have been selling over the past few weeks on
This wonderful, ca1900, Horse Drawn Fire Truck / Ladder Wagon is in very good condition. As stated above, the rear driver and the ladders are replacements but otherwise none of the parts have ever been repainted, touched-up, restored or altered in any way. The Wagon, yoke, wheels and 2 of the three horses retain approx. 75% of its original surface paint. The horse on the left retain approx 30% of its original black paint. The top part of the right half of the driver's footrest is broken but there are no other crack, breaks, chips, repairs or physical damage of any kind to the cast iron. Please see the numerous scans below for a good indication of the condition of this very attractive Cast Iron Toy.
A very rare and attractive, ca1900 Hubley Cast Iron Toy, Horse Drawn Fire Ladder Wagon and a fantastic addition to any Collection!!!
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