Kenton Hardware Company

Kenton Hardware Company (HMF55)

Location: Kenton, OH 43326 Hardin County
Buy Ohio State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 40° 38.344', W 83° 36.87'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 798 views
Inscription
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.
Details
HM NumberHMF55
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Tags
Marker Number10-33
Year Placed1991
Placed ByCountry Connection Club and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 278909 N 4501977
Decimal Degrees40.63906667, -83.61450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.344', W 83° 36.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 20.64" N, 83° 36' 52.20" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)419, 937, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 350 W Espy St, Kenton OH 43326, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?